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BG Walter Gwynn

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BG Walter Gwynn

Birth
Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Death 6 Feb 1882 (aged 79)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 8134631 View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was railroad engineer and founder of the southeastern railroad network in the Carolinas. In April 1861, he accepted a commission as Brigadier General of the Virginia Militia in charge of constructing batteries at various strategic points along the southeastern seaports. He also commanded the Northern Coast Defenses of North Carolina, oversaw construction of defensive fortifications and participated in the Battle of Big Bethel. In 1863, he resigned his commission and was named comptroller to the State of Florida. After the war, he returned to civil engineering in North Carolina and Virginia. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in the Class of 1822. Commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Artillery, later transferring to the 4th U.S. Artillery. In 1827, while still an artillery lieutenant, he helped survey the route for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: PL
  • Added: 28 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8134631
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8134631/walter-gwynn : accessed ), memorial page for BG Walter Gwynn (22 Feb 1802–6 Feb 1882), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8134631, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .