★  Wallace, William H. L.

William Hervey Lamme Wallace


Born: July 8, 1821

Birthplace: Urbana, Ohio

Father: John Wallace 1786 – 1850
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Mount, Morris, Illinois)​

Mother: Mary Lamme 1787 – 1825

Wife: Martha Ann Dickey 1833 – 1889
(Buried: Wallace – Dickey Cemetery, Ottawa, Illinois)​


Isabel Caswell Wallace 1857 – 1933
(Buried: Wallace – Dickey Cemetery, Ottawa, Illinois)​


Attended Rock River Seminary​

Occupation before War:

Friend of Abraham Lincoln who considered practicing law with him​
Attorney in Ottawa, Illinois​
1846 – 1847: Served in Mexican – American War rising to 2nd Lt.
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District Attorney in Ottawa, Illinois​

Civil War Career:

1861: Volunteered as Private with 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brigade Commander in the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee​
1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Expedition to Savannah, Tennessee​
1862: Acted as Division Commander at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Mortally wounded while taking his men to rear at Shiloh​

Died: April 10, 1862

Place of Death: Savannah, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Died from his wounds received at Shiloh

Age at time of Death: 40 years old

Burial Place: Wallace-Dickey Cemetery, Ottawa, Illinois
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
The "other" Wallace at Shiloh. Just after being promoted to brigadier general (March 21, 1862) he assumed command of General Charles F. Smith's division. Smith had to hand over command because he was injured in an accident while boarding a small boat on April 2, 1862. Smith's leg became infected which resulted in his death 23 days later.