Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Henry H. Walker.
The youngest soldier to do continuous service with the 101st Regiment from the time ii lefl the State until ii returned and received its final discharge at Harrisburg July 13, 1865, was Private Henry H. Walker of Company E. He enlisted September 23, 1861, and was mustered into the service Jan. 21, 1862, Although a mere stripling, born January 6, 1848, making his age at time of enlistment 13 years,
6 months, and 15 days, he carried a musket from the starl and participated with his company in all the marches, reconnoissances, and battles in which the Regiment was engaged.
Private Walkei reenlisted as a Veteran Jan. 1, 1864, bul did not succeed in getting the promised furlough which was one of the provisions of reenlistment until six months aftei his first term of three years had expired, he was captured with the Regiment at Plymouth April 20, 1864, and was confined in Southern prisons fot nearly a year, When the Regiment was mustered out at New Bern, N.C, June 25, 1865, he was then absent on furlough, but returned to Harrisburg in time to receive his final discharge with the regiment of the comand on July 13, 1865.
Walker, aftei a year's service, was an ideal soldier, faithfully and cheerfully performing ever duty that fell to him, alway: ready to volunteer to go on any expedition that gave promise of coming in contact with the enemy.
After the war lie was fot many years a building contractor in Allegheny, Pa., in copartnership with his father and brother, Although coming throug' the Civil Wat unscathed, aftei many narrow escapes, he was accidentally killed on the Allegheny Valley R, R. near Allegheny Junction, September 29, 1900,
His brother, Alderman J D. Walker of Pittsburgh, was a member of Knapps' Pa., Battery, and was also President of Andersonville Monument Commission.