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Pvt Samuel Milby “Milby” Walker, Sr

Pvt Samuel Milby “Milby” Walker, Sr

Birth
Rob Roy, Fountain County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 Oct 1915 (aged 79)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Elmdale, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 15774398 · View Source
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Husband of Rebecca Anna Brown, father of
William Clayton, Joseph Warren, Mary Jane, John Franklin, Anna Margaret, Martha Edith (Edith Walker) Barnhart, Luella Gertrude "Ella" & Samuel Milby Jr; son of John & Margaret "Maggie" (Haywood) Walker.

Member: GAR - Crawfordsville, Indiana, Liberty Church and the Masonic Lodge. Samuel raised his family and lived as a farmer in Indiana doing plaster work on the side. He was devastated upon the death of his wife shortly after giving birth to their last child and never remarried. When this child, Samuel Milby Jr. was just 14 years old another blow struck this family when after getting permission to take out the horse and buggy something spooked the horse causing him to run off. Little Samuel was thrown from the carriage and died instantly.

86th IN Infantry - Pvt. Co. K

He enlisted as a Private on August 15, 1862 in Company K, 86th Infantry Regiment Indiana. He was wounded in the battle of Chicamauga, GA on Sept. 20, 1863; while engaged with his command during the battle he received a severe and permanent injury to his right shoulder when the limb of a tree which was cut loose by a cannon shot. This resulted in him falling and the tree striking him as he fell to the ground. The injury disabled him from active duty for about 2 months. Samuel mustered out on June 6, 1865 in Nashville, TN.

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Co. K 46th Ind. Vol. Inf.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Samuel Milby “Milby” Walker, Sr (25 Oct 1835–22 Oct 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15774398, citing Oakland Cemetery, Elmdale, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Honoring our Ancestors (contributor 46844300) .