2003 John M. Wallace

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2003 John M. Wallace

Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2003

John M. Wallace

1839 – 1918

John Wallace, a Civil War veteran, was born November 9, 1839 near Montgomery, Alabama. When the Civil War began, he was living in Red River County, Texas. In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, 9th Texas Regiment and became a member of the Joe Shelby Camp, UCV at Chickasha. John was wounded at Allatoona, Georgia, captured, and sent to prison. Mr. Wallace was one of the confederate soldiers imprisoned in Chicago during the war. Wounded from battle, he was taken off the train in Chicago and left lying in the train yard for a week before he was cared for or housed. He remained in the Camp Douglas Prison until the close of the war. Comrade Wallace was a devoted member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church from his boyhood and was a Mason of the Royal Arch and Commandery affiliations. He lived in Chickasha for many years and died at his home here on June 8, 1918.