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R. Lindsay Walker

Date of Birth:      May 29, 1827
Hometown:         Logan, VA
Education:           Virginia Military Institute, 1845
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     June 7, 1890
Place of Death:    Fluvanna County, VA
Buried At:            Richmond, VA

Major Battles:       First Manassas, Peninsula Campaign, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Battle of Mine Run, Overland Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Walker, an 1845 graduate, of the Virginia Military Institute, would become a civil engineer, and then a farmer.  Entering the Confederate Army, as commander of the Purcell Battery, he would be engaged in the first battle, at Manassas.  Promoted major, lieutenant colonel and colonel he would serve as A.P. Hill's 3rd Corps, chief of artillery.  He served faithfully, with Army of Northern Virginia, until its surrender in April, 1865.  The only time he was not able to provide his leadership, was when he was sick, in Richmond, during the Seven Days.  He would be promoted brigadier general on February 18, 1865, after fighting in 63 separate engagements.  After the war, he returned to farming, near Selma, AL.  He would move back to Virginia, in 1876, and would be involved in the railroad industry.  Additionally, Walker would be construction superintendant of the Texas state capitol, in Austin.

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