(1833 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 28 year old farmer in Lancaster County, he enlisted there on 2 September 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company B, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 October in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was reinterred from his original burial on South Mountain to the National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History, 1 as A. Walton. Service information from the Card File.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
His brother Hiram F. Walton, also in Company B of the 45th, was killed at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 June 1864. A third brother, Thomas Beck Walton (1840-1913) served in the 195th PA Infantry.
09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 4315]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 23015]