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Confederate (CSV)


William A. Walton

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company I, 23rd Virginia Infantry in Prince Edward County on 13 March 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant on 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died at a hospital on the Groves Farm near Sharpsburg on 20 September 1862. He was originally buried "In Benj. Grave's [Grove's?] old orchard", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service and other details from Thomas Rankin's 23rd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1985) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


Date not known; Prince Edward County, VA


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 5016]