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Wallace, William Harvey Lamb 1821-1862 Military officer; born in Urbana, O., July 8, 1821; served in the war with Mexico, in Hardin's regiment; and was State's attorney for the ninth circuit of Illinois, in 1853. In May, 1861, he became colonel of the 11th Illinois Volunteers. He commanded a brigade in McClernand's division at the capture of Fort Donelson, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers. On the first day of the battle of Shiloh (q. v.) he was mortally wounded, and died in Savannah, Tenn., April 10, 1862.