Corp Orin L. Walker

Corp Orin L. Walker

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 9 Apr 1918 (aged 86)
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec. O
Memorial ID 90825735 · View Source
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1st wife - Fannie H. Walker
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Civil War Veteran
Co H 14th Iowa Infantry
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From military records:
Walker, Orin L.
Age 30.
Residence Jones County,Ia.
Nativity Vermont.
Enlisted Oct. 16, 1861.
Mustered Nov. 6, 1861.
Promoted Corporal Dec. 14, 1861;
Quartermaster Sergeant Jan. 1, 1862.
Mustered out Nov. 16, 1864, Davenport, Iowa.
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From Civil War Pension Index:
His widow, Emma, filed for his pension May 27 1918 in Ohio.
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Based on enlistment, his service included battles of Ft Henry(Feb 6,1861), Ft Donelson(Feb 16) and Shiloh,TN(Apr 6-7, 1862). The 8th, 12th & 14th Iowa comprised 4/5ths of the troops in "The Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. They held their ground for 10 hours against attack after attack allowing the Union time to bring reinforcements to rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. Finally surrounded by 10 times their number and out of ammunition they had no choice but to throw down their arms and surrender only to see many of their number shot down with their arms in the air. The majority of all three regiments were captured. The remnants of the unit not captured were assigned to the Union Brigade and participated in the advance and siege of Corinth ,MS Apr 29 –May 30.The 14th was reunited at Davenport,IA. Duty at Cairo,IL until Jan 1864. Participated in the Red River Campaign Mar 10 – May 22 1864. This included Ft DeRussey, Battle of Pleasant Hill, Cane River Crossing, Occupation of Alexandria, Mansura. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price Sep 17 –Oct 25. Unit mustered out Nov 16 1864.


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  • Maintained by: K L Bonnett
  • Originally Created by: OurPast
  • Added: 27 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90825735
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Orin L. Walker (19 Jul 1831–9 Apr 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90825735, citing Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K L Bonnett (contributor 46868590) .