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William Miller Wallace
Brigadier General, United States Army
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William Miller Wallace was born at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, January 9, 1844. His parents were Lieutenant Colonel George Weed (US Army) and Susan H. (Salter) Wallace.

He was educated at Bowens and Loomis schools, Washington, DC, Georgetown, DC and Churchill's Military Academy, Sing Sing, New York. He married Alice Knight, January 18, 1871.

Wallace was appointed First Lieutenant, New York Artillery, March 29, 1864 and was honorably mustered out, May 6, 1864.

Wallace was appointed from New York, Second Lieutenant, 8th United States Infantry, October 2, 1866. Promoted to First Lieutenant, September 25, 1867. Assigned to the 6th United States Cavalry, December 15, 1870.

He was promoted to Captain, May 17, 1876; Major, 2nd United States Cavalry, November 10, 1894; Lieutenant Colonel, October 18, 1899; Colonel, 15th United States Cavalry, March 1, 1901; Brigadier General and retired at his own request after over 40 years of service, October 2, 1906.

General Wallace died on November 24, 1924 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Alice Knight Wallace (March 4, 1847-October 12, 1908) is buried with him.


William Miller WALLACE -- May 6, 1895.
Brigadier General, United State Army Army (Retired). Gate Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Great-great-grandson of William BROOKE (1746-1829); Captain, Fourth Company, Third Battalion, Pennsylvania Militia, 1777; Major, Fourth  Battalion, 1779; Major, Sixth Battalion, 1780; one of the Commissioners of  Chester County to seize personal effects of traitors.  Great-great-great-grandson of Matthew BROOKE (1719-1806); Member of  the Provincial Conference of Pennsylvania, 1776, who also sent two cannon  to the Council of Safety of Pennsylvania.

WM Wallace Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
Posted: 8 September 2000 Updated: 20 October 2002 Updated: 6 September 2005 Updated: 16 April 2007