Lew Wallace

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Birthday
10, 1827
Birthplace
Brookeville, IN
Death Date
Feb 15, 1905 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1827
Birthplace
Brookeville, IN
Death Date
Feb 15, 1905 (77)

About

An American lawyer, Union general, politician, and author, he wrote the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which was later adapted into four films.

Before Fame

He was studying law but paused his studies to raise a militia.

Trivia

He was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 1856.

Family Life

He married Susan Arnold Elston in 1852; together, they had one son.

Associated With

He fought under Ulysses S. Grant in the Civil War.