William H. L. Wallace (1821-1862)

William Harvey Lamb Wallace was a brigadier general in the Union Army. An Illinois lawyer, he raised a regiment at the start of the Civil War. Wallace played a key role at the capture of Fort Donelson and was promoted to brigadier. On the first day of Shiloh, April 6, 1862, he protected Grant's army for six hours and then, while withdrawing, was shot through the eye. Wallace was left for dead, but was found breathing the next day. He was nursed by his wife for three days but died on April 10.

1862 circa 5 years
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