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Federal (USV)


Volney Walton

(1841 - 1903)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old celler maker (?) in Crothersville, he mustered as Corporal, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant 17 January and First Sergeant on 25 June 1862. He was reduced to Private on 27 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was a member of the Color Guard and was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and was transferred to Company I, 70th Indiana Infantry at Atlanta, GA on 4 November. He was consolidated into Company A, 33rd Indiana Infantry in Washington, DC on 8 June 1865 and mustered out in Louisville, KY on 21 July.

After the War

He was admitted to the Soldier's Home in Leavenworth, KS in 1894 suffering from kidney disease.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/1841 in IN


10/23/1903; Crothersville, IN; burial in Crothersville Cemetery, Crothersville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 609  [AotW citation 18700]