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Federal (USA)

Private

Eleazer R. Walker

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Battery D

Before Antietam

He was a 26 year old miner when he enlisted on 11 May 1859 as Private, Battery D, 2nd United States Artillery at Fort Hamilton, NY.

On the Campaign

He was with his Battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He died of typhoid fever at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 14 November 1862. He was probably initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown, and later reinterred in Massachusetts.

After the War

His mother Vienna Walker later applied for a Federal pension based on his service, which was approved.

References & notes

Basic information from the Registers.1 Death detail from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 19 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pension application is in the US National Archives (via Fold3). Some family genealogists have his name as Eleazor R. Walker.

Birth

c. 1833; Springfield, MA

Death

11/14/1862 Hagerstown, MD; burial in Three Rivers - Thorndike Cemetery, Three Rivers, MA

Notes

1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 57, pg. 243  [AotW citation 17675]