|Birth||April 9, 1846|
|Death||Dec. 20, 1920|
|Unit||31st Indiana Infantry, Company D|
Corporal Solomon Walls
Company D, 31st Indiana Infantry
Walls was born in Sullivan County, Indiana on April 9, 1846. The 17 year old enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on March 16, 1864. He served 18 months and was mustered out on December 8, 1865. Walls was promoted from private to corporal on July 1, 1865.
The 31st Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Terre Haute, Indiana on September 15, 1861. Walls joined the regiment prior to their assignment in the Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864). During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Assault on Kennesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Battle of Peachtree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Walls died on December 21, 1920 at the age of 74 years. He is buried in the Gordon Cemetery in Gordon (Sheridan County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and one of the last members of the Brewer Post (#323) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Gordon. In addition, he was a member of the Sheridan Post (#223) of the GAR in Hay Springs, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.