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S.T. Walton

S.T. Walton

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Simeon Taylor Walton

(1829 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Jefferson Medical College (PA), Class of 1849

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Trained as a physician, he had practiced at Sandy River Church in Prince Edward County, and moved to Keysville, VA in 1855. He enlisted in May 1861 as Lieutenant and was elected Captain of the Keysville Guards, which became Co. K of the 23rd Virginia Infantry. He was wounded in action at Kernstown (Va) in March 1862, and elected Major of the Regiment in the Army reorganization of April that year. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in August.1

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment on the Maryland campaign. He and his men were with Jackson in the capture of Harpers Ferry on 13 September, and arrived at Sharpsburg on the 16th. Walton was wounded in action on the 17th.1

The rest of the War

He remained in command of the Regiment, including service at Chancellorsville2 and Gettysburg in 1863. He was killed in action at Payne's Farm (Va), on the Mine Run Campaign, 27 November 1863.3

References & notes

Thanks to David Spearman for his research and Robert C. Moss, webmaster, both of the modern 23rd Virginia, for the making the history of the Regiment available on their excellent website. Additional details and the photo here from a bio sketch by GGGrandson Walton G. Bondurant online from the Bondurant Family Association. Thanks to Tommy Warshaw for correcting his burial place.

Birth

3/2/1829 in VA

Death

11/27/1863 Payne's Farm, VA; burial in Westview Cemetery, Farmville, VA

Notes

1   Rankin, Thomas M., 23rd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1985, rosters  [AotW citation 27]

2   Chancellorsville Report for LCol Simeon T Walton, 23rd Virginia Infantry
US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 25/Part 1 (Ser #39), pgs. 1036-1037  [AotW citation 25]

3   Gen Lee Report on Mine Run campaign of Nov 1863: deaths of LCol Simeon T Walton, 23rd Virginia Infantry and Col Raleigh Colston, 2nd Virginia Infantry
US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 29/Part 1 (Ser #48), p. 828  [AotW citation 26]