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GENERAL JOHN GEORGE WALKER, CSA
VITAL STATISTICS
BORN: 1822 in Cole City, MO.
DIED: 1893 in District of Columbia.
CAMPAIGNS: Antietam, Red River, Operations of the District of Texas,
New Mexico and Arizona.
HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Major General
BIOGRAPHY
John George Walker was born in Cole County, Missouri, on July 22, 1822. He was graduated from Jesuit College in St. Louis, Missouri, and was commissioned into the Regular Army in 1846. Serving in the Mexican War, he remained in the army until July of 1861, when he resigned to join the Confederacy. Commissioned a brigadier general on January 9, 1862, he served in the District of Aquia and the Department of North Carolina. During the Antietam Campaign, he led brigades in the Army of Northern Virginia, earning himself a promotion to major general on November 8, 1862. Transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department, he led a division of Texas Infantry in the Red River Campaign in the spring of 1864. Walker later commanded the District of West Louisiana, then directed the District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in June of 1864. When the war ended, Walker fled to Mexico briefly, then returned to the United States. He was appointed consul general at Bogotá, Columbia, then served as special commissioner to Pan-American Convention. Walker died on July 20, 1893, in the District of Columbia.