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

In the Antietam 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

Birth Date: 5/28/1827    Place of Birth: Logan, VA    
Death Date: 6/7/1890    Death Place: Richmond, VA    Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

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