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Lew Wallace (1827–1905)

The son of the governor of Indiana, Lew Wallace lived in Indianapolis as a young boy. He served in the Mexican War, and afterwards became a lawyer and was elected to the state Senate. He served again in the Union army during the Civil War, reaching the rank of major general. He was noted for repulsing an attempted raid by Confederate Gen. Jubal ... See full bio »

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 2016 Ben-Hur (based on the novel by)
 2010 Ben Hur (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (novel)
 2003 Ben Hur (Video) (novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" - as General Lew Wallace)
 1988 Ben-Hur (Video) (novel - as General Lew Wallace)
 1959 Ben-Hur (novel - as General Lew Wallace)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (by - as General Lew Wallace)
 1917 Cuori e sensi (novel)
 1914 A Prince of India (novel)
 1907 Ben Hur (Short) (novel)
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 2015 Jake and the Giants (inspired by)

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Book: "Prince of India" (Library of Congress Century Bestseller Series). ISBN 1557093008 (filmed as A Prince of India (1914)) See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 16 Portrayals | 7 Articles | See more »

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General Lew Wallace

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He was President of the Court at the famous "Andersonville Trial", in which Col. Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonvile, GA, was charged with multiple counts of murder for the thousands of Union prisoners who died there of disease, starvation, neglect, shootings, etc. Wirz was found guilty and hanged. See more »

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