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Walker, Alexander 1819-1893

Journalist; born in Fredericksburg, Va., Oct. 13, 1819; graduated at the law department of the University of Virginia; settled in New Orleans, La., where he established a law practice and engaged in journalism; was editor at different times of the Louisiana Democracy, the Delta, the Times, the Picayune, and the Herald. His publications include Jackson and New Orleans; Life of Andrew Jackson; History of the battle of Shiloh; Duelling in Louisiana; The story of the plague, a history of the yellow fever epidemic of 1852, etc. He died in Fort Scott, Ark., Jan. 24, 1893.

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