{⋆★⋆} BG Walker, Leroy Pope

Leroy Pope Walker

Born: February 7, 1817
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Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama

Father: John Williams Walker 1783 – 1823
(Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama)​

Mother: Matilda Pope 1791 – 1835
(Buried: Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​

Wife:__________________ Hopkins

Wife: Eliza Dickson Pickett 1832 – 1885
(Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama)​

Children:

Clifton Walker​
John Percy Walker​
Matilda Pope Walker 1851 –​
Eliza Pickett Walker 1853 – 1854​
(Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama)
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Dr. Leroy Pope Walker Jr. 1855 – 1941​
(Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama)​

Education:

1833 – 1835: Attended University of Alabama​
Attended University of Virginia​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Huntsville, Alabama​
Alabama State Representative​
1848: President of Alabama State Democratic Convention​
1850 – 1851: Delegate to Nashville Convention​
1856: Democratic Party Presidential Elector​
1860: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​

Civil War Service:
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1861: Confederate States Secretary of War​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1861 – 1862: Garrison Commander at Mobile & Montgomery, Alabama​
1864 – 1865: Colonel of Confederate Military Court​

Occupation during and after War:

Counsel for Alabama Unionists charged with Treason​
Attorney in Huntsville, Alabama​
1875: President of Alabama State Constitution Convention​
1883: Defense Lawyer for Frank James​

Died: August 22, 1884

Place of Death: Huntsville, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama

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Both careers as Sec.of War and brigadier general were short lived. He was a cabinet member from Feb. 21, 1861 to Sept. 16, 1861. Then he was a brigadier from only Sept. 28, 1861 to March 31, 1862 when He resigned due to disgust over not getting a more active command. He was then commissioned a colonel on April 6, 1864. What did she do for those 2 years in between?
 
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