Walton A. Hawkins

38th Virginia Infantry
Company E

97th Virginia Militia
Company G

Mortally wounded at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Walton married Rebecca Golladay on 16 February 1854. They had two daughters.

Walton initially enrolled in the 97th Virginia Militia. Walton transferred to the 38th Virginia Infantry Regiment, although there is no record of the date when this occurred. (1)

Walton fell mortally wounded in a charge at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff on 16 May 1864 . Union forces under the command of General Benjamin Butler were only eight miles from Richmond. Confederate forces under General Beauregard made an early morning attack in the fog on the day that Walton was killed.

Rebecca was living at Mount Jackson when she filed a pension application on 09 April 1888 as the widow of a deceased soldier. She never remarried and died in 1911. She is buried in the Old Union Church cemetery in Mount Jackson.

  (1) Rebecca's pension application stated that Walton was in Captain Thomas M. Tyree's Company, 38th Virginia Regiment, Steuart's Brigade, Pickett's Division.

CSA flag   Buried in an unknown soldier's grave near Richmond, Virginia   CSA flag

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