Monday, December 17, 2012

Henry H. Walker, 101st., Pennsylvania Infantry.

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Private 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 II. Walker o>f Company E. He enlisted september 23, 1861, and was mustered into the service Jan. 21, 1862, Although a mere stripling, born Januar y 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 re enlisted as a Veteran January 1, 1864, bul did not succeed in getting, die promised furlough which was one of the provisions of re-enlistmenl until six months after his first term of three years had expired, He was caplined wiili 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, hut returned to Harrisburg in time to receive his final discharge with the remnant of the command on July 13, 865.

Walker, after a year's service, was an ideal soldier, faithfully and cheerfully performing every dun thai 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 for many years a building contractor in Allegheny, Pa., in co-partnership with his father and brother, Although coming throug' the Civil War unscathed, after many narrow escapes, he was accidentally killed on the Allegheny Valley R, R.. near Allegheny Junction, September 29, 1900,

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