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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

William J. Walker

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company C, 42nd Virginia Infantry on 18 May 1861 in Lisbon, VA. He was appointed Commissary Sergeant of the Regiment on 19 July, but resigned and was again a Private as of 12 November 1861. He was appointed Commissary Sergeant again on 7 August 1862 and returned to Company C as First Sergeant on the day of battle at Sharpsburg, 17 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from John D. Chapla's 42nd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1983) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18986]