★★★ Walker, Francis Marion

Francis Marion Walker

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Born: February 1, 1827

Birthplace: Mercer County, Kentucky

Father: Colonel John Hamilton Walker 1800 – 1872
(Buried: Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rogersville, Tennessee)​

Mother: Tabitha Taylor 1803 – 1835
(Buried: Perryville Cemetery, Perryville, Kentucky)​

Wife: Margaret Kelso 1833 – 1890
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee)​

Children:

Lapsley Green Walker 1854 – 1939
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Mary Eleanor Walker Caldwell 1858 – 1936
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Hugh Walker 1860 – 1861
(Buried: Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rogersville, Tennessee)

Francis Marion Walker Jr. 1863 – 1931
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee)​

Education:

Graduated from Transylvania University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Rogersville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee​
Alderman in Chattanooga, Tennessee​
Tennessee State Attorney General​
District Officer during the Mexican War​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain, Company I, 19th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
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1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel, 19th Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Colonel ,19th Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1864: Acted as Brigade Commander during the Atlanta, Georgia, Campaign​
1864: Killed during the Atlanta, Georgia, Campaign​

Died:
July 21, 1864

Place of Death: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

Age at time of Death: 37 years old

Burial Place: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee
 
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Francis Marion Walker:
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Born: February 1, 1827View attachment 372794
Birthplace: Mercer County Kentucky
Father: Colonel John Hamilton Walker 1800 – 1872
(Buried: Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery Rogersville Tennessee)
Mother: Tabitha Taylor 1803 – 1835
(Buried: Perryville Cemetery Perryville Kentucky)
Wife: Margaret Kelso 1833 – 1890
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery Chattanooga Tennessee)
Children:
Lapsley Green Walker 1854 – 1939
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery Chattanooga Tennessee)
Mary Eleanor Walker Caldwell 1858 – 1936
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery Chattanooga Tennessee)
Hugh Walker 1860 – 1861
(Buried: Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery Rogersville Tennessee)
Francis Marion Walker Jr. 1863 – 1931
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery Chattanooga Tennessee)

Education:
Graduated from Transylvania University

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Rogersville and Chattanooga Tennessee
Alderman in Chattanooga Tennessee
Tennessee State Attorney General
District Officer during the Mexican War

Civil War Career:
1861: Captain Company I 19th​ Tennessee Infantry Regiment
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel 19th​ Tennessee Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1864: Colonel 19th​ Tennessee Infantry Regiment
1864: Acted as Brigade Commander during the Atlanta GA Campaign
1864: Killed during the Atlanta Georgia Campaign


Died:
July 21, 1864
Place of Death: Atlanta Fulton County Georgia
Age at time of Death: 37 years old
Burial Place: Forest Hills Cemetery Chattanooga Tennessee


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His regiment served under Col. Statham in Breckinridge's Division at Shiloh, before being transferred to Stewart's/Strahl's brigade. When Brigadier George Maney was elevated to division command around Atlanta, his regiment was transferred to Maney's brigade, as it needed a proper Colonel to lead it. He commanded the brigade at Peachtree Creek and at Bald Hill (aka Battle of Atlanta), where he was cut down.
 

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His first significant action was at Mill Spring. He took over his regiments command when his colonel took over brigade command for the fallen General Zollicoffer.
 

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He must have been really loyal to the 19th Tennessee, he had them transferred to his new brigade when he was in the Atlanta Campaign. He earlier had led the19th at Chickamauga and Chattanooga as well.
 

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He must have been really loyal to the 19th Tennessee, he had them transferred to his new brigade when he was in the Atlanta Campaign. He earlier had led the19th at Chickamauga and Chattanooga as well.
Certainly you do see that a lot throughout the war, where a regiment will be transferred to a different brigade so its colonel could take command.
However, there are several instances where only the Colonel is transferred. For example, Colonel Thomas A. Smythe, of the 1st Deleware, was transferred to command the Irish Brigade, whilst his regiment stayed in Sam Carroll's Brigade. At Chickamauga, Colonel John H. Kelly of the 8th Arkansas was transferred to command a provisional brigade in Preston's division, while his regiment stayed in Govan's brigade.
 
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