Saturday, March 10, 2012
Colonel Frances " Frank" Marion Walker, C. S. A.
Colonel F. M. Walker, had compassion, for the men of regiment as well as the case of Nathaniel Pruitt, Co. H, who was court-martialed and senteence to be shot. This was the first and the last death sentence everpassed upon one of the old nineteenth. June 10, was set for the execution, but through the influence of Colonel Walker and Major Heiskell, Pruitt was reprived. He was brought out from prison to an old field near the command; his coffin placed in front of the open grave and he knelt behind it. The guards were drawn up and made ready, when his reprieve came and was released. He deserted the next night and fortunately for him, he was never caught.
In the beginning I said I didn't like puting up information in a print formate, but I also said there was a time and a place for it, well nows the time. I found this information at the last minute and I had to get it in. Note to read this information better or to enlarge the picturejust push on one of them.