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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

David Harrison Walton

(1830 - 1876)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Dickinson College, Class of 1854

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 33rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Before the War he had attended Washington College, Dickinson, studied law at Lexington, Va, and was made Captain, Company K, 33rd Virginia Infantry as that unit was organized in July 1861. He was reduced to the ranks (demoted) in June 1862, and was wounded in action at Cedar Run and 2nd Manassas in August. By Sharpsburg he was again commissioned, as Lieutenant. 1

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action in October 1864, probably at Cedar Creek.1

After the War

He practiced law, probably in his hometown of Woodstock.1

References & notes

Additional biographical data from Dickinson2 and burial data from GenWeb3

Birth

10/21/1830; Shenandoah County, VA

Death

7/7/1876; Woodstock, VA; burial in Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, VA

Notes

1   Reidenbaugh, Lowell, 33rd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard. Inc, 1987, roster listing  [AotW citation 306]

2   Reed, George Leffingwell, Alumni record, Dickinson College, Carlisle (PA): Dickinson College, 1905, Class of 1854  [AotW citation 307]

3   Silvus, Don, and Shenandoah County VA GenWeb, Shenandoah County, Virginia Alphabetical Cemetery Listings, Published 2002, first accessed 16 November 2005, <http://www.rootsweb.com/~vashenan/cems2k2.html>, Source page: /cem2/wcem01alpha.html  [AotW citation 308]