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Federal (USV)


James R. Walker

(1845 - 1925)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

His parents came to America from Ireland sometime about 1840. In June 1861, by then a 16 year old laborer in Lindley, NY, he gave his age as 18 and enlisted in Tioga County. He mustered into service as Private, Company A, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 11 June 1861 in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 28 February 1863.

After the War

He was a farmer in Lindley to at least 1880.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File.2 Details from family genealogists and the 1880 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Wall (1848-1934) about 1866 and they had 8 children.


04/13/1845; Lindley, NY


03/20/1925; Rush Springs, OK; burial in Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, OK


1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 347  [AotW citation 22946]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22947]