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 John George Walker

John George Walker

Birth
Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Death 21 Jul 1893 (aged 71)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10678 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. In 1844, he graduated from Jesuit College in St. Louis, Missouri and was commissioned a Lieutenant into the Regular Army in 1846. Serving with honor in the Mexican War, he remained in the Army as a Captain until July of 1861, when he resigned to join the Confederacy at the start of the Civil War. He served as Colonel of the 8th Texas Cavalry, North Carolina Department and was promoted Brigadier General in January 1862. During the Antietam Campaign, he led brigades in the Army of Northern Virginia. In November 1862, he was promoted Major General of the Trans-Mississippi Department where he was given command of 12 Texas regiments, numbering 12,000 men, training at Camp Nelson, Arkansas. He led a division of Texas Infantry in the Red River Campaign in the spring of 1864 and later commanded the District of West Louisiana. He then directed the District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona until the end of the war. After the war ended, Walker fled to Mexico briefly, then returned to the United States. He was appointed consul general at Bogotá, Columbia, then served as special commissioner to Pan-American Convention.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John George Walker (22 Jul 1821–21 Jul 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10678, citing Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .