Sgt. James Walton

Sgt. James Walton (HM20P)

Location: Salem, VA 24153
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N 37° 17.649', W 80° 2.935'

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Salem Flying Artillery, C.S.A.

Here at East Hill Cemetery is buried Sgt. James Walton (1838-1875). A gunner in Capt. Charles B. Griffin's Battery (Salem Flying Artillery), Walton fired one of the last artillery shots by Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. Stationed in the yard of the George Peers house at the northeastern end of the village, Griffin's battery fired at Union cavalry until ordered to stop. Walton had just loaded powder into a gun when the order arrived; he discharged the cannon to clear it and saved the primer as a souvenir.
HM NumberHM20P
Marker NumberK-78
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584297 N 4127928
Decimal Degrees37.29415000, -80.04891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.649', W 80° 2.935'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 38.94" N, 80° 2' 56.10" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Park Ave, Salem VA 24153, US
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