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Federal (USV)


James B. Walker

(1840 - 1919)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

He was a printer at the Warren Mail and joined the "Raftsmen's Guard" at Warren, PA in May 1861, went down the river to Pittsburgh then on to Harrisburg with the rest of his Company, and mustered into service there as Corporal, Company D, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 May. He was wounded at New Market Crossroads, VA on 30 June 1862 and again at Second Bull Run on 30 July.

On the Campaign

He was wounded for the third time, in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company D, 6th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps and was discharged in May 1864. Among three wounds he last 3 teeth, and had bullets to the left thigh and testicle.

After the War

He was a stationary engineer at Tidioute, PA. By the time of his death he was living in Findlay, OH.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File.2 Details from Mark Reinsberg's Descent of the Raftsmen's Guard: A Roll Call (1970) [download article pdf]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1840; Mercer County, OH


01/03/1919; Findlay, OH; burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, OH


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. 371  [AotW citation 22958]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22959]