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Civil War Soldiers - Walker

WALKER, JOHN G., Missouri.
Major, Corps of Cavalry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Lieutenant colonel, Eighth Texas Cavalry, ___, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., January 9, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., November 8, 1862.
Died in Washington, D. C., July 20, 1893.

Commands.
March 23, 1862, assigned to duty with General T. H. Holmes and ordered to Richmond, Va. July 23, 1862, commanding Fourth Brigade, D. H. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Brigade composed of the Thirtieth and Fortieth Virginia, the First, Second and Third North Carolina and Third Arkansas Regiments Infantry, and the light batteries of artillery of Captains Walker and Cooke. August 13, 1862, commanding a division in First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Division composed of the brigades of Hawes, McCulloch and Randall. November 7, 1862, relieved of command of a division in Army of Northern Virginia. March 12, 1863, commanding a division in Kirby Smith's Army, in the Red River campaign against General Banks. June 10, 1864, assigned command of District of West Louisiana (Trans-Mississippi Department). August 4, assigned command of District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. February 3, 1865, same command. April , 1865, assumed command of Wharton's Cavalry Corps (Trans-Mississippi Department). May 12, 1865, assigned command of Forney's division (Trans-Mississippi Department).

Walker, John G., born in Missouri, appointed from Missouri.
First lieutenant, Mounted Rifles, May 2, 1846.
Captain, June 30, 1851.
Brevet captain, August 1, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the affair at San Juan de los Llanos, Mexico.
Resigned July 31, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
 

WALKER, W. H. T., Georgia.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., May 25, 186l.
Resigned October 29, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., February 9, 1863.
Major general, P. A. C. S., May 23, 1863.
Killed near Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.

Commands.
June 3, 1861, assigned command of Second Brigade, at Pensacola, Fla. ; August 2, 1861, relieved and ordered to Richmond. June 30, 1862, commanding Third Brigade, Second Corps, Army of the Mississippi. August 31, 1863, commanding division composed of the brigades of Liddell, Walthall, Ector and Wilson, afterward composed of the brigades of Mercer, Jackson, Gist and Stevens. In October, 1863, division composed of the brigades of Gregg, Gist and Wilson.

Walker, William Henry Talbot, born in Georgia, appointed from Georgia cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1832; graduated forty-sixth in a class of fifty.
Brevet second lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, July 1, 1837.
Second lieutenant, July 31, 1837.
First lieutenant, February 1, 1838.
Brevet first lieutenant, December 25, 1837, for gallant and good conduct in the war against the Florida Indians.
Resigned October 31, 1838.
First lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, November 18, 1840, to rank from February 1, 1838.
Captain, November 7, 1845.
Major, Tenth Infantry, March 3, 1855.
Brevet major, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico, and
Lieutenant colonel, September 8, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico.
Resigned December 20, 1860.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
 


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