James Walton


BirthMarch 10, 1841
DeathAug. 9, 1930
CemeteryHope Enterprise (Venus)
PostIrwin (Creighton)
Unit20th Iowa Infantry, Company F

Private James Walton

Company F, 20th Iowa Infantry

Walton was born in Allen County, Ohio on March 10, 1841. He was residing in Spring Grove (Des Moines County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 9, 1862. Walton was mustered on August 21, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was discharged on July 8, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 20th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Clinton, Iowa on August 25, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit fought in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Battle of Prairie Grove (AK) (December 7, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 14-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Fort Morgan (AL) (August 9-23, 1864).

Assault and capture of Fort Blakely (AL) (April 9, 1865).

Walton died on August 9, 1930 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Hope Enterprise Cemetery in Creighton (Knox County), Nebraska. Walton was a member of the Irwin Post (#70) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Creighton.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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