John G. Wallace 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Wounded 3 Times Including Gettysburg!


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Carte view of John G. Wallace of Indiana. This guy was one tuff hombre’! Initially he would enlist at age 17 in the 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry near the end of April, 1861. A 3 month unit, he would serve in Western Virginia until his term of enlistment expired in August. Less than a month after his discharge he would then enlist as a private with Company E of the 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He would fight at Winchester, Front Royal, Cedar Mountain and Antietam and survive unscathed. His luck would run out on May 3rd while fighting at Chancellorsville when he would be wounded during the fray. The wound would prove not that serious and by July he was already back among the ranks. This time on the field of Gettysburg. On July 3rd the regiment would make a charge near Spangler’s Spring in a desperate fight. 110 men from the regiment would fall killed or wounded. John would be counted among the wounded. This time the wound proved more serious. He would be absent from the regiment recovering from the wound until October, 1863. The following January he would re-enlist with the regiment. Following his return, the regiments first fight of 1864 would come a Resaca on May 15th. John’s luck of the previous 2 battles continued at Resaca as a ball ripped through his left calf. He would recover by the fall of 1864 and transfer into Company K of the 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry that November. In June of 1865 he would transfer again. This time into Company B of the 33rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry. The following month he would be mustered out of service for good. Following his discharge he would work as a school teacher and live to the ripe of 74 passing away in 1919. This is a vignette view of John which he has signed in period ink across the front “John G. Wallace”. No back mark on this one. I does come with a folder full of research material.

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