ABRAHAM WASHINGTON WALKER
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 14 February 1836 in Overton County, TN
Died: 8 August 1906 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: William and Mary (Conaster) Walker

Married: Martha Jane Myatt 7 March 1861 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 7 June 1842 in Overton County, TN
Died: 18 March 1919, Putnam County, TN (Tombstone says 17 March 1913)
Buried: Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Alex and Elizabeth (Cardwell) Myatt

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Walker
  2. Lafayette Walker
  3. Mary Walker
  4. Sarah Walker
  5. Nancy Walker
  6. Laura Walker
  7. Dennie F. Walker
  8. John J. Walker
  9. Mary Walker

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Alexander Walker - 28th Tennessee Infantry
  • Brother: James D. Walker - 28th Tennessee Infantry
  • Brother-in-Law: Alexander Washington West - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

28 thTennessee Consolidated Infantry
Company F

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Sergeant
  • Enlisted November 15, 1863 at McMinnville, TN
  • Present: July & August 1863
  • Present: January & February 1864
  • Oath of Allegiance signed April 5, 1862
    • Residence: Putnam County
    • Complexion: Light
    • Hair: Light
    • Eyes: Hazel
    • Height: 5'9"

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S7436

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed September 6, 1905
  • Rejected
  • Resident of Void, TN
  • Born: 15 February 1837 in Overton County, TN
  • Enlisted: about November 12, 1862; Col. S. S. Stanton; Lt. Col. Crook; 1st Lt. George Cook
  • Wounds: Was wounded at Missionary Ridge when he was struck with a bomb shell. His breast bone was broken along with two ribs.
  • Captured by US Soldiers
  • Married: Wife is 64
  • Has 9 daughters and 2 sons
  • Attest: A. Welch and Jasper Henry

Supporting Documents:

  • T. W. Hobson (?) - AWW supported his campaign for Trustee
  • State Examiner (21 December ????) - Martha J. Walker is the wife of the claimant. Gives status of claim.
  • Mary Glenn (12 December 1905) - Supports his claim
  • TN Board of Pension Examiners (13 December 1905) - Gives status of pension application
  • R. D. Walker (Dekalb County, 23 December 1905) - AWW was furloughed. While furloughed, he was cut off by Yankees.
  • Margaret Walker (23 December 1905) - Supports his claim
  • Abraham W. Walker (23 December 1905) -
    • He was in the battle of Corinth, MS.
    • He was furloughed home.
    • At the expiration of his furlough, he started back to his command.
    • When he got to McMinnville, he was ordered back by Esquire Jim Webb, the Enrolling Officer.
    • On his second attempt, Bob Rictchey, Enrolling Officer of Warren County, ordered him back.
    • While he was furloughed, he lost his pocketbooks containing valuable papers.
    B. N. Adcock (Dekalb County, 30 December 1905) - Tax Assessment
  • ?? (Dekalb County, 8 January 1910) - Supports his claim

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 16 October 1911
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Monterey, Putnam County
  • Born and raised in Tennessee
  • Maiden Name: Martha Jane Myatt
  • Born in Cumberland County
  • Married by John Jackson, JP near Sand Springs
  • Raised 11 children, four are dead and seven living. One boy and six girls.
  • Witnesses: E. Danial and A. Welch
    • Have known her 10 or 12 years
    • She has been a resident of TN all of her life.
    • Alex Welch was present at the wedding.

Supporting Documents:

  • J. D. Burnett (??) - Martha Walker, widow of A. W. Walker, states that he did not desert the army or take the oath. He came home on a furlough for 30 days after serving 21 months in the army. He was intending to go back when the surrender occurred.
  • Emery Daniels (??) - He and A. W. Walker came home from the war together. He just remembered that he had been furloughed.
  • John Burnett (27 Sep 1911) - Please send a blank application.
  • Martha Walker (7 Oct 1911) - Martha Jane Walker states that they were married 7 March 1861.
  • A. Welch(7 Oct 1911) - States that the marriage date is correct and he was present at the marriage.
  • J. D. Burnett (9 Oct 1911) - Please write to us and let us know what the Pension Board will do.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (18 Oct 1911) - Requests Service Records
  • War Department (20 Oct 1913) - Sent Service Records
  • J. D. Burnett (27 Dec 1911) - Mrs. Walker has turned in his pension application. She is in desperate need.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 54
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 28
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 142b
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 138C
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 54

ADDITIONAL DATA