Lew Wallace facts for kids
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April 10, 1827
|Died||February 15, 1905
|Cause of death||Atrophic gastritis|
|Resting place||Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana|
|Spouse(s)||Susan Arnold Elston Wallace (married 1852)|
|Children||Henry Lane Wallace|
Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, territorial governor and statesman, politician, and author. He is remembered today for his historical novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). This book has been a bestseller since its publication. It has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century." The story has been adapted four times for the movies.
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Map showing Wallace's counterattack at Fort Donelson (1862)
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