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J. A. Walker

J. A. Walker

Confederate (CSA)


James Alexander Walker

(1832 - 1901)

Home State: Virginia

Education: VMI, UVa Law, Class of 1852

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Trimble's Brigade


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Pre-War Profession: Lawyer. As a student at VMI, he once challenged his professor T. J. Jackson to a duel.

In 1861 he was Capt. in the Pulaski Guard and served at Harpers Ferry under Jackson. He was appointed LCol. of the 13th Virginia Regiment, and in February 1862 was made its Colonel. He led them on the Shenandoah Valley campaign, at the Seven Days, and at Second Manassas.

On the Campaign

Commanded Trimble's Brigade in Ewell's Division of Jackson's Command.

The rest of the War

He commanded Early's Brigade of Ewell's Division at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, then led the Stonewall Brigade of Johnson's Division at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania (wounded). He commanded Early's Division in the Second (II) Corps at Petersburg and Appomattox.

After the War

He was a farmer, lawyer, politician, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1877), and a US congressman (1895 - 1899).


8/27/1832; Augusta County, VA


10/21/1901; Wytheville, VA