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Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel H. Walkup

General WalkupSamuel H. Walkup served with Walker's Division in support of Stonewall Jackson's capture of Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862. The 48th was also at Sharpsburg and joined the 46th NC and 13th VA regiments to charge the Federals who were assaulting Jackson's lines. They charged the wooded area and thirty one were killed. Lt. Colonel Walkup regarded Virginians as arrogant, cocky showoffs, proud as Spaniards.

Jeannette Holland Austin

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Sources: Confederate Veteran, Vol. 63, No. 1.



General William Wing Loring

General LoringWilliam Wing Loring served as a division commander in Stewart's corps. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, a son of Reuben and Hannah Loring. His family removed to St. Augustine, Florida where, when he was fourteen years old, he joined the Florida Militia and helped fight the Seminole Indians. Later, he fought in the second Seminole War, being promoted second lieutenant. Loring pursued a political career and in 1843 was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. In 1846 he became part of a regiment which went to protect the Oregon Territory during the Mexican-American War. During the War Between the States he received a commission in the Southern Army, resigning from his post from the US Army in 1861. Battles: Vicksburg Campaign; battle of Champion Hill; Pine Mountain. He was wounded at Ezra Church and taken out of action until after the fall of Atlanta.

Jeannette Holland Austin

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Sources: Civil War Times, July 1964.

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