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Lucius M. WALKER

American Lucius M. WALKER

born Lucius Marshall WALKER

Confederate general during the American Civil War, he was mortally wounded in a duel with fellow general John S. Marmaduke

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 18, 1829 in Columbia, Tennessee, USA
Died: on September 07, 1863 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA


Walker was born in Columbia, Tennessee. He was a nephew of President James K. Polk. Walker graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1850, placing 15th of a class of 44. He was brevetted second lieutenant of dragoons and served on frontier duty. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1852, shortly before resigning to return to Tennessee, where he established a successful mercantile business.

Walker lived in St Francis County, Arkansas at the time of his enlistment.

With the outbreak of the Civil War, Walker was commissioned Colonel of the 40th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry on November 11, 1861. His first assignment was to command the post at Memphis. In 1862, he and his 40th Tennessee were ordered to New Madrid, Missouri to prepare for the Battle of Island Number Ten.

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