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GENERAL REUBEN LINDSAY WALKER, CSA
VITAL STATISTICS
BORN: 1827 in Logan, VA.
DIED: 1890 in Fluvanna County, VA.
CAMPAIGNS: Fought in every major campaign in the East-- Except Seven Days--
Until the surrender of Appomattox.
(Fought in 63 battles and engagements and was never wounded)
HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Major General
BIOGRAPHY
Reuben Lindsay Walker was born on May 29, 1827, in Logan, Virginia. He was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1845; and worked as a civil engineer, then as a farmer. When the Civil War began, he joined the Confederate service as captain and commander of the Purcell Battery. He took part in the last moments of the First Battle of Bull Run, then was named chief of artillery of Brig. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill's division. Walker took part in all the major campaigns in the East until the Confederate surrender, except the Seven Days' Campaign, which he missed because of illness. Promoted to brigadier general on February 18, 1865; he took part in 63 battles and engagements, was never wounded and took only one leave of absence, due to illness. After the Civil War ended, Walker went back to being a farmer. He moved to Selma, Alabama in 1872, and served as superintendent of the Marine & Selma Railroad. Upon his return to Virginia in 1876, he worked for Richmond street railways and as an engineer for the Richmond & Allegheny Railroad, later supervising the construction of an addition to the Virginia State Penitentiary and the Texas State Capitol. Walker died on Fluvanna County, Virginia, on June 7, 1890.