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 Samuel Hamilton Walker

Samuel Hamilton Walker

Birth
Greenbelt, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Death 9 Oct 1847 (aged 30)
Huamantla, Huamantla Municipality, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7458 · View Source
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US Army Captain who was killed in action in the Mexican War. Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Mounted Volunteers was one of the foremost American soldiers of the Mexican War. During the siege of Fort Texas in May 1846, it was Walker who rode through the Mexican lines to carry messages into and out of the fort. Later, Walker assisted gun manufacturer Samuel Colt in designing what became known as the Walker-Colt pistol, an early six-shooter much favored by the Texas Volunteers. In 1847, Walker was serving in Central Mexico when he was killed in a skirmish with Mexican guerillas at Huamantla. His body was returned to San Antonio, which he considered his home.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7458
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Hamilton Walker (24 Feb 1817–9 Oct 1847), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7458, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .