John George Walker
Confederate Army generalDied when: 71 years 363 days (863 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Major-General John George Walker (July 22, 1821 – July 20, 1893) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War.He served as a brigadier general under Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet, before commanding the Texas Division unit in the Trans-Mississippi Department, known as Walker's Greyhounds for their speed and agility.
He was ordered to disrupt U.S.Grant's supply-line opposite Vicksburg, Mississippi, but Grant had managed to cross to the East Bank, and Walker was reduced to minor operations, one of them against some of the first African-American troops to serve in battle.
He was able to make a bigger contribution to the Red River Campaign in support of General Richard Taylor.