John George Walker(1822 - 1893)
Home State: Missouri
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Walker's Division
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned into the US Army in 1846, served in the Mexican War, and resigned in July 1861. He was made Major of CSA Cavalry, then LCol. of the 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment. In January 1862 he was appointed BGen. and served in the Department of North Carolina.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Commanded Walker's Division of Longstreet's Command.
The remainder of the War:
In November 1862 he was promoted to MGen. and transferred to the Trans Mississippi with command of a (which?) division of Texas infantry, and fought in the Red River campaign. He then commanded the District of West Louisiana and later the District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
After the War:
He fled to Mexico, later returned to US, and was US consul general at Bogota and special commissioner to the Pan-American Convention.
References, Sources, and other notes:
His photograph from a CDV offered for sale by Heritage Auctions in 2014.
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