Captain Dewitt Wallace, Company C

Source: Past and Present of Tippecanoe County. Indiana. and Combination Atlas Map of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Wilson DeWitt Wallace, Lafayette, Indiana (1838-1901) 

“Wilson DeWitt Wallace, son of James and Sarah A. Marquam Wallace, was born in Lafayette, Ind., on November 19, 1838. He attended the Lafayette grade schools, the Waveland (Ind.) Academy, and received the A.B. degree from Jefferson College, Pa., in 1861. On Nov. 19, 1861, he married Anna M. Shields.

He served in the Union army until wounded and was discharged with the rank of captain in 1863. After his discharge he studied in the law office of John A. Stein (father of Orth Harper and Evaleen Stein) and was admitted to the Tippecanoe County bar in 1864. He was elected judge of the Superior Court in 1894 and held the position until his death on Jan. 28, 1901.

Judge Wallace wrote a great deal of both prose and verse during his life and enjoyed association with others of similar interest.”

W. Dewitt Wallace was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, December 6, 1861, at the age of 24. On June 9, 1862 he was promoted to the rank of Captain, Company C. Captain Wallace resigned his commission because of a severe arm wound he recieved at the battle of Stones River, April 6, 1863.


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