Amos Walter

Amos Walter (1836 - 1919)

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Amos Walter
Born in Centre County, Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Gregg Twp, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Profile last modified 29 Aug 2019 | Created 21 Jul 2016
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Biography

Amos Walter served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: 6 Apr 1864
Mustered out: 30 Jun 1865
Side: USA
Regiment(s): 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteers


(See: Centre County Veterans)

Bates, Samuel P. (Samuel Penniman), 1827-1902. History of the PAVOL Vol 2, p. 106 http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cache/a/b/y/aby3439.0002.001/00000114.tif100.gif

Note the only Pension Card for Amos Walter listed him with the 172 PDM


Walters-4262 was created by Shaylea Huffnagle through the import of My-Family-15-Jul-2016-373.ged on Jul 15, 2016.

Pvt Co. B 53 Regt. Pa Vol Amos Walters Centre Dem. May 15 1919 Amos Walters an aged veteran of the Civil War died at the home of his son in law John Bair at Penn Hall last Thursday forenoon, aged 84y5m27d. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. James Houser of Gregg Twp, Oscar of Yeagertown, John of Lwtn, Mrs. John Bair of Gregg Twp., William of Milroy and Mrs. Samuel Colyer of Yeagertown. Burial was made in Gregg Twp. Valley Cemetery on Sunday afternoon

Sources

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Parks Service

Film Number: M554 ROLL 127 Http://www.nps-gov/soldiers-and-sailors,htm.

  • Obituary: Centre Democrat- May 15 1919

Burial:

Holy Cross Cemetery Spring Mills Centre County Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: Gerri Aitkin Originally Created by: Tom Whitehurst Record added: Jul 14, 2010 Find A Grave: Memorial #54950923



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Memories: 1

On 19 Sep 2016 Lawrence Bailey wrote:

Amos Walters saw his first action during the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek local also called the Battle of Bethesda Church, Crumps Creek, Shady Grove Road, and Hanovertown. It was a battle fought in Hanover County, Virginia in May 28–30, 1864. Though overshadowed by the proceeding Battle of Cold Harbor, Totopotomoy Creek exemplified the bloody skirmishes of the entire Overland Campaign. Operations along Totopotomoy Creek opened with cavalry combats at the Pamunkey River crossing at Dabney’s Ferry (Hanovertown) and at Crump’s Creek on May 27. During the cavalry fight at Haw’s Shop on May 28, Union and Confederate infantry arrived in the vicinity. The Confederates entrenched behind Totopotomoy Creek. On the 29th, the Union II, IX, and V Corps probed Lee’s position along the creek, while the VI Corps felt its way toward Hanover Court House. Early on the 30th, the VI Corps turned south to come in on the far right flank of the Union line (II Corps) but bogged down in swampy Crump’s Creek without getting into position. The II Corps forced a crossing of Totopotomoy Creek in two places, capturing the first line of Confederate trenches, but the advance was stopped at the main line. The IX Corps maneuvered into position on the left of the II Corps, driving back Confederate pickets on the Shady Grove Road. In the meantime, the V Corps, moving near Bethesda Church on the far left flank of the Union army, was attacked by Early’s corps. The battle was inconclusive. Federal casualties were 731 (679 killed and wounded, 52 captured), versus 1,593 (263 killed, 961 wounded, 369 missing/captured) Confederate.

The Battle of Totopotomy Creek, Robet Bluford Jr. History Press, 2014



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