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Nathan Tiernan WaltonRoster ID 3056
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||N. Tiernan Walton, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet, Private, Company C. Genealogy: Born January 16, 1845, Buckingham Co., Virginia. Father- Nathan Womack Walton (b. 1803, m. 1841, d. 1880) of Cumberland Co., VA; Mother- Sarah Smith Tiernan. Paternal grandparents - William Scott Walton and Sarah Womack of Cumberland Co.; Maternal grandparents - James Tiernan and Elizabeth (no maiden name) of Powhatan Co., VA. Marriage: to Anna Elizabeth Garey, on December 26, 1876. Anna was the daughter of Judge Henry F. Garey of Baltimore, MD. Children- 1. (daughter) Garey (Gay) Tiernan Walton (date of birth differs in various sources; one says b. Nov 28, 1877; possibly 1880), who married Daniel Bower Banks in 1906; she died in 1968. VMI Record: Was in Confederate Army prior to entering VMI on January 2, 1863 (see military record, below); resigned July 4, 1863 because of academic deficiencies; reinstated July 7, 1863 and turned back to repeat his academic class; fought in the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864 as a cadet private in Company C, Corps of Cadets; resigned January 1865 (at this point, VMI was operating out of the Alms House in Richmond, VA and the evacuation of Richmond was imminent); Military Record: Enlisted 14 March 1862 as private, Capt. W. W. Parker's Company, Virginia Light Artillery; praised for conduct at 2nd Manassas and Sharpsburg; discharged 3 December 1862 to attend VMI; physical description - 5' 8 3/4", fair complexion, gray eyes, auburn hair. Post-Civil War: merchant; in lumber business in Baltimore; also lived in Philadelphia and possibly for a time in Atlanta. Death: November 2, 1918, in Philadelphia, of influenza. Original burial: American Mechanics Cemetery, 22nd & Diamond St., Philadelphia. Reburied Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, Chester Co. PA. A new grave marker was dedicated on November 2, 2008 and is shown at right.|