Talk:Lew Wallace

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If anyone is interested, public domain images of Lew Wallace can be found here; Delta TangoTalk 14:06, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Unfamiliar term[edit]

"Serives"? Copey 2 (talk) 12:40, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Typo fixed. Hal Jespersen (talk) 14:04, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

What was his military background before the Mexican War ?[edit]

Did he go to West Point?

Tashiro (talk) 01:23, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I could not find a record of any military training before Wallace served in Mexico in the volunteer service. I believe in those days the enlisted men elected their officers below the rank of major or so, which is likely here. Don't know for sure, though. Hope this helps, but others around here might find out more. Kresock (talk) 02:26, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
It took me a few tries (early in the morning here :-)), but I've updated it. Hal Jespersen (talk) 14:10, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Middle name[edit]

what is Wallace's middle name, please answer, I'm currently writing an article on Wallace and if I don't find his middle name I'll fail - Shay —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

He did not have a middle name. His name was simply Lewis Wallace. Spacini (talk) 14:43, 18 November 2008 (UTC)


„Wallace made two unsuccessful bids for a seat in Congress (in 1868 and 1870), and supported Republican presidential candidate Rutherford B. Hayes in the 1878 election.”

?? Hayes was president already from 1877! (talk) 12:44, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Shiloh- map needed.[edit]

The ordered movements, and the actual movements, of Wallace's division appear to be adequately described, but without a map the account is still confusing. Terry Thorgaard (talk) 17:56, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Done. Spacini (talk) 17:23, 9 January 2015 (UTC)