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Source: Argus News Monday, 1-11-1886
Gen. Lew Wallace has the following to say in the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette concerning his literary work: "I am amusing myself with writing two books and two plays. I write awhile on one until I get tired and then I turn to the other. It would hardly be right to give you anything of the characters of the works. One of my books is a tale of the capture of Constantinople [Istanbul] by the Turks, and the other is wholly American. I may never finish either of them. One of my plays is an attempt at the classical, while the other is of America during the late war. I tell you I am having lots of fun in writing them, even if they should prove to be flat failures."
Source: Crawfordsville Review Monday (sic should be Saturday) Feb 26, 1917 -- sic- should be 1916)
A valuable addition has been made to the many valuable keepsakes and relics in the Wallace museum, Noble Wallace, grandson of Lew Wallace has sent his equipment used in the service in France during the past year to the custodian of the Wallace estate, Mr. Walter E. Elliott, who has placed the things in the museum. The equipment consists of the coate, bearing the Red Cross, a helmet of thick steel, a hand sword and the canteen, and other things necessary for living. There is an extra helmet, apparently a German helmet of iron, several kinds of hand grenades and a number of the larger size shells used, together with machine gun cartridges. Several large French posters were also brought home. One of these shows work being done in the hospital work, another a soldier throwing grenades and a third, the French soldiers filling up the ranks, which have been depleted by German fire. Mr. Wallace took several pictures of the fighting line, himself. One of these on exhibit, shows him in his American Red Cross ambulance, another bringing a wounded French soldier in and a third a pile of used shells, after a bombardment. The pile is higher than a man's head and runs in a long line for many hundred yards. There have been hundreds at the Wallace museum in the last year. The last 9 months show 5,000. At one time, 485 went through the museum and registered.. Several governors, ex-governors and many senators congressmen and others have registered in the book at the museum. The place is kept in excellent condition and is shown and described graphically by Mr. Elliott, the custodian.
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