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J. A. Walker
J. A. Walker

Confederate (CSA)


James Alexander Walker

(1832 - 1901)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Trimble's Brigade

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Pre-War Profession: Lawyer. As a student at VMI, he once challenged his professor T. J. Jackson to a duel.

In 1861 he was Capt. in the Pulaski Guard and served at Harpers Ferry under Jackson. He was appointed LCol. of the 13th Virginia Regiment, and in February 1862 was made its Colonel. He led them on the Shenandoah Valley campaign, at the Seven Days, and at Second Manassas.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Commanded Trimble's Brigade in Ewell's Division of Jackson's Command.

The remainder of the War:
He commanded Early's Brigade of Ewell's Division at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, then led the Stonewall Brigade of Johnson's Division at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania (wounded). He commanded Early's Division in the Second (II) Corps at Petersburg and Appomattox.

After the War:
He was a farmer, lawyer, politician, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1877), and a US congressman (1895 - 1899).

Birth Date: 8/27/1832    Place of Birth: Augusta County, VA    
College: VMI, UVa Law    Graduating Year: 1852    
Death Date: 10/21/1901    Death Place: Wytheville, VA    

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