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Guide to the John A. Walker Letter, RG 785


Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: April 2004

Date Span:
1862

Size:
0.05 cubic feet; 1 item.

Number of Boxes:
1 file folder.

Type of material:
Correspondence.

Physical condition:
Excellent.

Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
John Alexander Walker was a corporal in Company B of the 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment. He was born in Buford, Barbour County, Alabama in 1841 the son of Lewis and Nancy Walker. Walker joined the regiment along with others from his home town at Opelika, Alabama in May of 1862. He is believed to have died later that same year however no record exists of how he died or where. (see U. S. Census of 1860 for Barbour County, Alabama by Helen S. Foley and The Heritage of Barbour County, Alabama by the Barbour County Heritage Book Committee.)

Scope and Content:
Contains a three page letter from John A. Walker to his sister Mary Walker dated July 19, 1862. The letter was written near Saltillo, Mississippi at the encampment of the 39th Alabama Infantry Volunteers. Corporal Walker mentions the rise in the number of sick men in his company and those being discharged because of bad health.

Keyword descriptors:
39th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company B
Walker, John Alexander, 1841-1862
Walker, Mary, 1838- 1925
Buford, Alabama
Saltillo, Mississippi

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