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William Hervey Lamme Wallace ( July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ...July 8, Events February 23 _ The Philadelphia College of Apothecaries founds the first pharmacy college. ...1821 April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ...April 10, Events January_March January 10 _ End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. ...1862), more commonly known as W.H.L. Wallace, was a lawyer and a The Union Army refers to the United States Army during the American Civil War. ...Union general in the The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly_formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ...American Civil War, considered by Ulysses Simpson Grant ( April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American Civil War general and the 18th ( 1869– 1877) president of the United States. ...Ulysses S. Grant to be one of the Union's greatest generals.


Wallace was born in Urbana is a city located in Champaign County, Ohio. ...Urbana, Ohio. In Events January 1 _ Abolition of customs charges at borders within Germany. ...1834, he was educated at Rock Springs Seminary in Mount Morris is a village located in Ogle County, Illinois. ...Mount Morris, Illinois. Although he planned to study law with Abraham Lincoln ( February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipateer, was the 16th ( 1861– 1865) President of the United States, and the first president from the Republican Party. ...Abraham Lincoln in The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, built 1868 _ 1888 Springfield is the capital of the State of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. ...Springfield, he joined Theophilus Lyle Dickey's practice in Ottawa is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ...Ottawa, Illinois, instead. (Dickey was a friend of Lincoln's and would eventually be a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court.) In Events January 23 _ The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ...1851 he married Dickey's daughter, Martha Ann. Wallace became licensed in law in 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...1846 and that same year he joined the 1st Illinois Infantry as a private. He rose to the rank Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ...second lieutenant and adjutant and participated in the The Battle of Buena Vista was a land battle of the Mexican-American War fought on 23 February 1847 in Buena Vista, seven miles (12 km) south of Mexico. ...Battle of Buena Vista along with a few other minor engagements. After this brief experience in the The Mexican_American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. ...Mexican War he became district attorney in Events January 19 _ Giuseppe Verdis opera Il Trovatore premieres in Rome January 21 _ Russell L. Hawes patents the envelope folding machine January 29 _ Napoleon III marries the Spanish Countess Eugènie at the Tuileries March 4 – Inauguration of US president Franklin Pierce June 7 _ Franklin College of Lancaster, Pennsylvania merges...1853.


At the start of the Civil War, Wallace volunteered as a private with the 11th Illinois, which was assembled in The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, built 1868 _ 1888 Springfield is the capital of the State of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. ...Springfield. He was then elected the unit's colonel. He rose up the ranks after the Battle of Fort Donelson Conflict American Civil War Date February 11_16, 1862 Place Stewart County, Tennessee Result Union victory The Battle of Fort Donelson was a battle in the American Civil War. ...Battle of Fort Donelson in Events January_March January 10 _ End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. ...1862, where he commanded a brigade of General John Alexander McClernand John Alexander McClernand ( May 30, 1812 – September 20, 1900) was an American soldier and lawyer. ...John A. McClernand's division of Grant's The Army of the Tennessee was a Union army in the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River. ...Army of the Tennessee and was appointed a A Brigadier General, or one_star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ...brigadier general of volunteers. At the Battle of Shiloh Conflict American Civil War Date April 6-7, 1862 Place Hardin County, Tennessee Result Union victory The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. ...Battle of Shiloh, he was a new A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around 10,000 soldiers. ...division commander, yet he managed to withstand six hours of assaults by the For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest...Confederates, directly next to the famous Hornet's Nest, or Sunken Road. When his division was finally surrounded, he ordered a withdrawal and many escaped, but he was mortally wounded and only later found barely alive on the battlefield by his troops. They carried him to his wife, who helped tend to him on the way back to General Grant's estate to the north, but he died three days later in Savannah is a city located in Hardin County, Tennessee. ...Savannah, Tennessee. He is buried in La Salle County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...La Salle County, Illinois, near Ottawa.


References

  • Eicher, John H., & Eicher, David J.: Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0_8047_3641_3

External Links

  • Biography of W.H.L. Wallace (http://www.siu.edu/~siupress/titles/f00-titles/wallace-life&letters.htm)
  • Online biography (http://famousamericans.net/williamharveylambwallace/)

 
 

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