Stonewall Jim: A Biography of General James A. Walker, C.S.A.
Biography of General James A. Walker (1832-1901), headstrong, colorful Confederate officer whom Stonewall Jackson on his deathbed named to command ... Show synopsis Biography of General James A. Walker (1832-1901), headstrong, colorful Confederate officer whom Stonewall Jackson on his deathbed named to command the Stonewall Brigade. Written by Walker's daughter, a successful novelist, the manuscript has been available to historians for years but is now published for the first time. Walker was in the thick of almost every Civil War battle in Virginia-Pennsylvania-Maryland from before First Manassas until Appomattox; he was wounded at Spotsylvania. Book describes Walker's relationship with Jackson, dating from student days at Virginia Military Institute where Jackson, as professor, expelled student Walker for insubordination, through Valley Campaign & Jackson's death at Chancellorsville. Also covers Walker's post war political life in Virginia as a Democratic Lieutenant Governor & a Republican Congressman, & a courtroom shooting in which Walker suffered a gunshot wound that led to his death two years later. With an introduction by former Congressman M. Caldwell Butler, great-grandson of the subject. With photographs, bibliographical references & Index.