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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 1 Browse Search
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ben Lindsay Walker was born at Logan, Albemarle county, Va., May 29, 1827. His father was Capt. Lewis Walker, and his early home was in a part of the State noted for wealth and refinement, the prominoudoun heights that commanded the enemy's works. At Fredericksburg Hill reported that Lieutenant-Colonel Walker directed the fire from his guns with admirable coolness and precision. Promotion to cank he fought at Chancellorsville, and when Hill was called to command the Third army corps, Colonel Walker was appointed chief of artillery of that command. At Gettysburg he commanded sixty-three guof all praise, and that of the drivers and supernumeraries of the artillery, who had been by General Walker armed with muskets, deserves special mention. Those in Fort Gregg fought until literally crlong my line he was forced from his position. On the next day the army was surrendered, and General Walker retired to private life, with a record of participation in sixty-three battles and combats.