1833 - 1918

Henry Martin Walker was born September 4, 1833 in Washington Co., TN. He lived in Washington County his entire life except for his service in the Civil War. He died February 17, 1918 and is buried in the Galloway-Walker Family Cemetery.

Lieutenant Henry Martin Walker of Co. K.

Lieut. Walker joined the Regiment at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, in December 1863, having previously done valuable service under Captain G.W. Doughty during the siege of Knoxville, mention of which is made in the history of Captain Doughty's detachment. As First Lieutenant of Company K he was frequently in command of that company, and was a brave and active officer, always ready to perform every duty assigned him.

He took part in every march, skirmish and battle in which the Regiment was engaged. He was in the fights at Greeneville, Lick Creek, Carter's Depot, Tenn. Saltville, Wytheville, and Marion, Virginia, and Saulsbury, North Carolina. He was mustered out at Knoxville, Tennessee, September 5, 1865.

Lieut. Walker was not only a good officer but a most genial comrade and friend, liked by his men and popular with the officers of the Regiment.

He has resided in Washington County, Tennessee, since the war, and is still living, a prosperous and highly respected citizen. (1900)

* History of the Thirteenth Regiment Tennessee volunteer Cavalry by Samuel Scott & Samuel Angel (Ziegler Co.) 1900


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