Frock Coat Of Union Major General Lew Wallace

Date:
C. 1860s

Major General Lew Wallace commanded the Union forces at the Battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864. While severly outnumbered, Wallace's Union soldiers delayed the Confederate assault on Washington D.C., and allowed the Union command to reinforce its defense of Washington. After the Civil War, Wallace was best known for writing Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0005
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield

Major General Lew Wallace's Shoulder Straps

Date:
C. 1860s

In the United States Army, the two stars on each of the straps represent the rank of Major General. Lew Wallace commanded the Union soldiers at the Battle of Monocacy.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0006
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield