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Confederate (CSV)


Walton Porter

(1844 - 1912)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company D, 5th Louisiana Infantry on 4 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was briefly treated at US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 12 and 13 October, then transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862 and was back with his Company by May 1863. He transferred to Company B, date not given. He was wounded again, at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865 and was in the US Army hospital in Danville, VA to 15 June 1865.

After the War

He moved from New Orleans to Dallas, TX in 1886.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Sharpsburg wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as W. Porter. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Hannah Schroeder (1849-1913) in New Orleans in 1874 and they had a daughter Helen Porter Bondies (1876-1953).


06/23/1844; Opelousas, LA


07/31/1912; Dallas, TX; burial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, TX


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 1, pg. 177  [AotW citation 22276]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.014  [AotW citation 22277]