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John Walker (about 1845 - November 1, 1864) served as a corporal in Company K, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

John Walker was born about 1845 in Washington County, Tennessee

Civil War service

Walker enlisted as a private in Company K on August 22, 1863 in Glasgow, Kentucky for a period of three years and mustered in January 26, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was promoted to corporal after August 1864.[1]

At the time of his death he is described as 18 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Walker was present for duty until sometime after August 1864 when he was left sick in Knoxville. He was admitted to Asylum General Hospital in Knoxville where he died on November 1, 1864 due to chronic diarrhea. His personal effects consisted of $5, which--very unusually--was buried with him.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 in Knoxville he had last been paid to June 30, 1864, received clothing in the amount of $40, and had been paid a bounty of $25.

Walker is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery in Knoxville.


  1. The date of his promotion is not found in any records and all muster records after this date are not extant.

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