{⋆★⋆} BG Walker, Reuben Lindsay

Reuben Lindsay Walker

Born: May 29, 1827
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Birth Place: Logan, Virginia

Father: Captain Meriwether Lewis Walker 1801 – 1861

Mother: Maria Lindsay 1795 – 1871

1st Wife: Maria B. Eskridge 1827 – 1855
(Buried: Lindsay Family Cemetery, Ruckersville, Virginia)​

2nd Wife: Sally Elam 1834 – 1904
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​


Susan Pleasant Walker Satterfield 1861 – 1939​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Sally Lindsay Walker Morris 1870 – 1920​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​


1845: Graduated from Virginia Military Institute​

Occupation before War:

Civilian Engineer and Farmer in Virginia​

Civil War Career:

Captain of Purcell Artillery Battery​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Manassas, Virginia​
Colonel of Confederate Army Artillery​
1863: Commander of 3rd Corps Reserve Artillery at Battle of Gettysburg​
1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Artillery​
Served in almost every battle fought by the Army of Northern Virginia​
Noted for his height: 6’4” tall​

Occupation after War:

President of Marine & Selma Railroad Company​
Engineer for Richmond & Allegheny Railroad Company​
Civil Engineer oversaw construction of Virginia State Penitentiary​
Civil Engineer oversaw construction of Texas State Building​

Died: June 7, 1890

Place of Death: Fluvanna County, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Cause of Death: Bright's Disease

Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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