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R. L. Walker

R. L. Walker

Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Reuben Lindsay Walker

(1827 - 1890)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Division Chief of Artillery

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: A. P. Hill's Light Division Artillery


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

R. Lindsay Walker was a civil engineer and farmer before the outbreak of the War. Physically impressive, Walker stood 6'4".

On the Campaign

He served with the Army of Northern Virginia for the entire War, only missing the Seven Days because he was absent sick in Richmond. He served in over sixty engagements without ever being wounded (though he was fond of saying it was not his fault!). Walker was promoted to Brigadier General in Feb. 1865 after serving the entire war with the Light Division and later as chief of artillery for the Third Corps.

After the War

Walker farmed after the war, was involved in railroads, and the construction of the Texas state capitol. He died of Bright's Disease on June 7, 1890 and is buried in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery

More on the Web

Bio text from "And then AP Hill came up" site


5/28/1827; Logan, VA


6/7/1890 Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA