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date: 23 February 2020

Wallace, Lew[is] (1827–1905), Indiana author, 

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature
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James D. Hart

whose early career included military service in the Mexican War and in the Civil War, in which he rose to the rank of major general and was instrumental in defending Washington from capture by the Confederate army. After a residence in Mexico, where he interested himself in the attempt of Juárez to gain power, he returned to his native state to practice law and complete his novel ... ...

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