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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Charles J. Walker

(Ap'd Ky.)


Born 1835.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1857.

Served: at the Carlisle, Pa., Recruiting Depot, 1857‑58; on frontier

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, June 14, 1858)

duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Bridger, Utah, 1858‑60, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1860, — Taos, N. M., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1861; and on leave of absence, 1861.

First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 11, 1861: 2d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: at Ft. Marcy, N. M., Nov. 18 to Dec. 1, 1861; on Quartermaster duty in New Mexico, Dec. 22, 1861, to Dec., 1862; in command of his Regiment in

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Feb. 15, 1862)

Operations in Kentucky, Dec., 1862, to Apr., 1863; as Chief of Cavalry

(Colonel, 10th Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers, Dec. 12, 1862)

of 23d Army Corps, Apr. to Sep., 1863; as Commissary of Musters at Dismounted Camp, Washington, D. C., Sep., 1863, to Jan. 13, 1864; as Assistant

(Resigned Volunteer Commission, Sep. 1, 1863)

in the Cavalry Bureau at Washington, D. C., Jan. 13 to Apr. 25, 1864; as Commissary of Musters of 23d Army Corps, in the Department of the Ohio, Apr. 25 to July 1, 1864; and as Special Inspector of

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 15, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services)

Cavalry in the Department of the Gulf, July 1, 1864, to July 25, 1865.

Resigned, July 25, 1865.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Richmond, Ky., 1865‑79. Clerk of the Court of Madison County, Ky., 1866‑70.

Died, Mar. 4, 1879, at Richmond, Ky.: Aged 44.

Buried, Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, KY.

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