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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Ind.)

Thomas W. Walker

(Ap'd Ind.)


Thomas Woodruff Walker: Born June 16, 1833, New Albany, IN.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1857‑58, being engaged in Skirmishes near that fort, May 30 and Sep. 19, 1858, — Navajo Expedition, 1858, being engaged in a Skirmish at Ranchos de los Aragoneses, N. M., Oct. 10, 1858, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1858‑59, — Expedition against Tuni-cha Navajo Indians, Nov., 1859, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1859‑60, — Scouting, 1860, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1860, — and March to Texas, 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

 p660  First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Apr. 11, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Cincinnati, O., Apr. 26 to Sep. 27, 1861;

(Captain, 3d Infantry, May 20, 1861)

in Reorganizing his Company at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1861, to Feb. 10, 1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Feb. 10 to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Advance on Hanover C. H., May, 1862, — Skirmish on the Chickahominy, June 5, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — and Skirmish

(Bvt. Major, June 27, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.)

at Harrison's Landing, July 2, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — Skirmish at Snicker's Gap, Va., Nov. 3, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to Jan., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Jan. 27 to Mar. 15, 1863; on Recruiting and Mustering duty, New York city, Mar. 27 to July 30, 1863; in Hospital at Annapolis, Md., Aug., 1863;

(Retired from Active Service, Sep. 11, 1863, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Services, and from Disease contracted in the Line of Duty)

as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Davenport, Io., Feb. 17 to July 27, 1864; and unemployed, July 27, 1864, to May 19, 1865.

Served: as Mustering Officer for the State of New Jersey, May 19 to Sep. 8, 1865; unemployed, Sep. 8, 1865, to Feb. 13, 1867, when he received permission to accept the Presidency of Norwich University, Vt., on its reorganization, under the Act of Congress of July 28, 1866; as President of Norwich University, Vt., July 28, 1866, to May 28, 1868.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Thomas Woodruff Walker)

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Dec. 9, 1890, at Norwalk, Ct.: Aged 57.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.

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