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Confederate (CSV)


John Thomas Walden

(1834 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Known by Tom, in 1860 he was a 26 year old farm worker at Stockbridge in Henry County, GA. He enlisted at McDonough as a Private in Company F, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 2 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshots in both legs in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Sharpsburg on 27 September and admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 15 October. He was transferred to Fort McHenry, MD in Baltimore on 24 December and then sent to Fortress Monroe, VA on 29 December 1862 for exchange. He was admitted to the CS General Hospital in Petersburg, VA on 5 January 1863 and furloughed home on 4 March. He was absent, disabled, until formally retired on 28 November 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3, as Thomas Walden. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Louraine "Lulu" Phillips (1827-) and they had 5 children between 1854 and 1862. He married again, Arabella Jenkins (1852-) in September 1866 in Henry County.

His brother Benjamin (1832-1909) was also in Company F.


01/1834 in GA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27423]