CSA Lt. Colonel J.S. Walker, 12th Arkansas Infantry, CDV
Carte of John S. Walker as a lieutenant colonel, with Anderson & Blessing, New Orleans backmark.
Walker was a member of the 12th Arkansas Infantry, organized during the summer of 1861 by E.W. Gantt. The unit had the unfortunate distinction of being captured in 3 engagements (Fort Donelson, Island No. 10, and Port Hudson). After the exchange at Fort Donelson, the unit reorganized, but after Island No. 10, many refused to return, and the ranks were filled by 500 new recruits. After their third capture, the officers were imprisoned (primarily at Johnson's Island, Ohio) and the unit never reorganized.
Very good condition overall, with some light corner/edgewear.