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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Franklin Walker

(1842 - 1918)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to Tippah County, MS from Tennessee with his family as a small child. He enlisted as Private, Company F, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given, by then a 19 year old farmer.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was furloughed for 30 days on 11 October 1862 but did not return to his Company. He was listed as a deserter by December 1863. He was surrendered and paroled at La Grange, TN on 31 May 1865.

After the War

He lived in Tippah County for the rest of his life.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha Jewel Hall (1845 - 1888) in 1873 and they had four children. Martha died in childbirth with their fourth, daughter Sarah Jane, in December 1888, and he married Cynthia Almeda Nolan (1850-1940) in 1890.


12/04/1842; Lawrenceburg, TN


06/28/1918; Tippah County, MS; burial in Walnut Creek Cemetery, Falkner, MS