Civil War

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“Trials and Tribulations” Exhibit Opening

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum 2015 exhibit, “Trials and Tribulations: Lew Wallace in 1865,” is now open! This exhibit discusses the actions of Lew Wallace in the final year of the American Civil War. Trials and Tribulations In 1865, Lew served on two important trials—that of the Lincoln Conspirators […]

Bodies Embattled: Nurses, Surgeons, and the Stakes of Mortality during the American Civil War

Our final Civil War lecture of 2014 will be held in conjunction with Wabash College on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 pm. Unlike our other lectures, this one will be located on the Wabash College campus, in Baxter 101. We will have far greater seating capacity there, as we are expecting a crowd. […]

The civil liberties lecture will touch on Mary Surratt, the first woman executed by the federal government

Crowded with Perplexities: Lew Wallace and Civil Liberties in Baltimore

Our seventh lecture of the year will be on Thursday, October 23, with S. Chandler Lighty, Historical Digital Newspapers Program Manager and Digital Initiatives Consultant at the Indiana State Library. Lighty will deliver a lecture entitled “Crowded with Perplexities: Lew Wallace and Civil Liberties in Baltimore.” Civil Liberties in Baltimore […]

Civil War Lecture: Campaigning with Sherman: Hoosiers March to the Sea

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will continue its Civil War lecture series on Thursday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carriage House Interpretive Center at the Museum. Tony Trimble will present “Campaigning with Sherman:  Hoosiers March to the Sea.” He will discuss Sherman’s military campaign and the […]

The Conspirators oil painting by Lew Wallace

People Lew Knew: Louis Weichmann, Witness to Conspiracy

We were recently contacted by someone who was curious about Lew’s vote during the Lincoln conspirators trial. I’ve already emailed the inquirer directly, but I thought this would be a good time to talk more about Louis Weichmann, who was pivotal in the conspirators trial. Louis was born in Baltimore, […]