|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1837|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1929|
James W. Walsh
Residence was not listed; 24 years old.
Enlisted on 4/29/1861 as a Private.
On 4/29/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. MN 1st Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/5/1864
He was listed as:
Wounded 9/17/1862 Antietam, MD
Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA
James W Walsh was born on March 31, 1837, at Great Falls, New Hampshire. James was 24 when the war began. He was mustered into Company D on April 29, 1861. He stood 5' 8" tall. He had a light complexion, grey eyes and black hair. James was the cousin of Robert Plummer, also of Company D.
He was slightly wounded in the shoulder at Antietam. He wounded again at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, during the unit's suicidal charge. He received a gunshot wound in his back on the right side. This could have happened when what was left of the regiment retreated back up the hill, after they had made their stand at Plum Run. The ball entered on the right side of his spine and exited near his right nipple. He was sent to a hospital in West Philadelphia to recover. After being there for four months he was transferred to the Invalid Corps on December 12, 1863. James was mustered out with the First Minnesota on May 5, 1864, at Ft. Snelling.
James got married the next day. He and Louisa Koutz were married at Long Lake, just west of Minneapolis, on May 6, 1864.
On April 25, 1882, James joined the George N Morgan GAR Post #4 in Minneapolis. The 1883 roll of Civil War pensioners lists him as living in Kilkenny in Le Sueur County at the time and receiving a pension for his Gettysburg wound.
James retired as an iron moulder in Oct 1902, and on the 25th of that month entered the Minnesota Soldier's Home.
By 1923 James was deaf, blind and needed full time care. He was 91 years old, when he died at the home's hospital on February 23, 1929.
Louisa Walsh (1848 - 1909)
Plot: Section 24 Tier B6 Grave 12 - No Marker
Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15583231