{⋆★⋆} BG Walker, William Stephen

William Stephen Walker

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Born: April 13, 1822

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Father: Duncan Stephen Walker 1794 – 1835

Mother: Mary Blenchynden Bache 1808 – 1873

Wife: Dorthea Frederica Ignatius “Dora” Hernandez 1828 – 1907
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​


Anita Hernandez Walker 1859 – 1920​
Lillie Duncan Walker Peeples 1863 – 1929​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​
Louise Hernandez Walker 1867 –​
Dora Hernandez Walker 1869 – 1895​
William Stephen Walker Jr. 1871 – 1941​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​


Attended Private School in Georgetown, District of Columbia
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Occupation before War:

1847 – 1848: Served in the Mexican War rising to Captain​
1855 – 1861: Captain in 1st​ United States Cavalry Regiment​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain in the Confederate Army​
1861: Aide to General Robert E. Lee​
1861 – 1862: Assistant Inspector General, Dept. of South Carolina​
1862: Colonel and Assistant Inspector General, Dept. of South Carolina​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Pocotalligo, South Carolina​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1864: Participated in Battle of Kinston, North Carolina​
1864: Wounded during Battle of Ware Bottom Church in left arm and his leg had to be amputated​
1864: Prisoner of War, Exchanged in October
1864 – 1865: Commander in North Carolina​
1865: Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

Lived in Atlanta, Georgia​

Died: June 7, 1899

Place of Death: Atlanta, Georgia

Cause of Death: Uremia

Age at time of Death: 77 years old

Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
During the Mexican American War Congress authorized 9 new infantry regiments. 8 infantry and the 9th was the Regiment of Voltiguers and Foot Riflemen.It was a special unit with half of it's men mounted and the other half not mounted. Walker was a 1st lieutenant and adjutant of this unit.He won a brevet in 1848. The Lt. Colonel and second in command of this special unit was Joseph E. Johnston.
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