Abraham Washington Walker enlisted in the military in 1862.
Abraham was in the Battle of Corinth, MS….
The siege of Corinth (also known as the first Battle of Corinth) was an American Civil War engagement lasting from April 29 to May 30, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. A collection of Union forces under the overall command of Major General Henry Halleck engaged in a month-long siege of the city, whose Confederate occupants were commanded by General P.G.T. Beauregard. The siege resulted in the capture of the town by Federal forces.
He was furloughed home. At the expiration of his furlough, he started back to his command. When he got to McMinnville, he was ordered back by Esquire Jim Webb, the Enrolling Officer. On his second attempt, Bob Ritchey, Enrolling Officer of Warren County, ordered him back.
While he was furloughed, he lost his pocketbooks containing valuable papers.
Abraham fought in The Battle of Chickamauga….
In north Georgia and south Tennessee, Union and Confederate armies clashed during the fall of 1863 in some of the hardest fighting of the Civil War. The prize was Chattanooga, a key rail center and the gateway to the heart of the Confederacy.
Abraham fought in The Battle of Missionary Ridge….
November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War.
Following the Union victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 24, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Missionary Ridge and defeated the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg.
Abraham was wounded at Missionary Ridge when he was struck with a bomb shell. His breast bone was broken along with two ribs.
Captured by US Soldiers…