Searching for Grandpa
9/9/98, Rosalie and I took off for Lookout Point, Maryland to see where my
great-grandfather was buried. I just had to verify what you had written me and you were
totally correct. We found the cemetery about a mile from Lookout Point alongside of the
road. The parking was large enough for about four or five cars with an area of about 100
by 60 feet enclosed with an iron fence and gate. A fairly tall monument (approximately 80
feet high) contained plaques on all four sides. The plaques bore the names of the men who
died there. It read:
Erected by the United States to mark the burial place of Confederate soldiers and sailors who died at Point Lookout, Maryland while prisoners of war and there buried to the number of 3384 but whose remains were subsequently removed either ot their respective homes or to this cemetery where the individual graves cannot now be identified.
At the base of the monument my great-grandfather is listed along with others as follows:
Walker, Robt. Co.I Regt. 45 N.C.
Before the war, Robert married Piety Davis in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The had three children: Jefferson (who lived most of his life in Nottoway County, Virginia), Thomas Tinsley Walker and Eliza Walker (who lived in Pittsylvania County, Virginia).
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