|Birth||Dec. 31, 1844|
|Death||Aug. 21, 1936|
|Unit||82nd Indiana Infantry, Company K|
Private Abraham Walton
Company K, 82nd Indiana Infantry
Company I, 22nd Indiana Infantry
Walton was born in Lancaster (Jefferson County), Indiana on December 31, 1844. He was residing in Dupont (Jefferson County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the 82nd Indiana Infantry on February 26, 1865. Walton served a little over 3 months before transferring to the 22nd Indiana on June 9, 1865. He served less than 2 months with his second regiment and was discharged on July 24, 1865 at Washington DC.
He joined the 82nd Infantry in the final stages of the War. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major historical events. The list includes:
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Walton died on August 21, 1936 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Geneva Cemetery in Geneva (Fillmore County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.