Carte-de-visite

Date:
1861-1862

CDV of lithograph of General William Harvey Lamb Wallace (1821- 1862) Mislabelled as being: Lewis "Lew" Wallace (1827-1905) but this is clearly a mistake. William Harvey Lamb Wallace was a lawyer and soldier prior to the Civil War. He had volunteered for the Army in the War with Mexico. He entered as a Private and attained the rank of First Lieutenant by the end of his service. He fought well under General Zachary Taylor, and upon leaving the Army he became a District Attorney for the state of Illinois until the outbreak of the Civil War. He re-entered the military by becoming the Colonel of the Eleventh Illinois, and would go on to lead troops at the Capture of Fort Donaldson. He led one of the six Federal divisions at the Battle of Shiloh. His unit was forced back to the "Hornets Nest" at Shiloh and was leading his men to the rear when he was mortally wounded. He died at General Grant's Headquarters at Savannah, Tennessee on April 10, 1862.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0575
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Full portrait of Federal Captain William Wallace by Macpherson & Oliver of New Orleans. Wallace is wearing long hair and a long beard. He is holding (a piece of cloth? or perhaps a keepsake of somekind) in his left hand which is at his side and has his right elbow resting on a studio pedestal. His frock coat is unbuttoned at the center, probably because he had just posed in a Napoleonic stance. Dark foxing on the back side of image.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.1093
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier