George J. Walker(c. 1842 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 19 year old farmer, he enlisted in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was present at Yorktown, VA, but absent sick for much of 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured while straggling (in Maryland) in September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was exchanged in January 1863. He was listed as a deserter at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1863, but was wounded and captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He then took the oath of allegiance to the United States and enlisted on 22 or 23 September 1863 in Company F, 3rd Maryland Cavalry (US). He was listed as a deserter on 5 January 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from States of Alabama1 and Maryland.2
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15907]
2 Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 367, pg. 772 [AotW citation 15916]
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