State of North Carolina
Confederate States of America
Organized July 18, 1862. It soon comprised 10 Companies. The Cavalry Companies (D, F, G) were transferred to Tennessee Regiments. Company 2nd D and 2nd F were transferred to Loves' Regiment. For most of the War, Walkers Battalion was only composed of five Infantry Companies (A, B, C, E and H)
William C. Walker Lt. Colonel July 18, 1862 to Sept 11, 1863
James A. McKamy Lt. Colonel Sept 11, 1863 to Sept 19, 1864
William W. Stringfield Lt. Colonel Nov 1, 1864 to Apr 28, 1865
Field & Staff
William C. Walker Lt. Colonel June 17, 1861 Cherokee Co., NC
William W. Stringfield Lt. Colonel July 20, 1861 Strawberry Plains,TN
James A. McKamy Lt. Colonel Sept 29, 1862 Blount Co. TN
James A. McKamy Major Sept 29, 1862 Blount Co. TN
John T. Levi Capt., Art. Apr 1, 1863 NA
John W. Barr Capt., Art. Apr 1, 1863 NA
Parley C. Gaston Adjutant (Lt.) NA Franklin Co., TN
William J. McRee Adjutant (Acting) July 19, 1862 Cherokee Co., NC
Thomas D. Johnston Asst. QM (Capt.) NA Asheville, NC
William N. Nelson QM Sergeant July 19, 1862 Cherokee Co., NC
Thomas E. McCulloch Commissary Sgt. Sept 29, 1862 Blount Co., TN
Benjamin Mayfield Surgeon NA Murphey, NC
Charles H. Green Asst. Surgeon NA Tennessee
Columbus F. Walker Sgt. Major July 22, 1862 Cherokee Co., NC
Edwin P. McGee Ordinance Sgt. Oct 7, 1862 Cherokee Co., NC
Newton McLelland Ordinance Sgt. Jan 12, 1863 Cherokee Co., NC
Ransford Mayfield Hospital Steward Feb 28, 1963 Murphy, NC
Company A - Infantry Company A was mustered in by William W. Stringfield on July 18, 1862, with C. C. Berry as captain. In February 1864 Berry was arrested for prolonged absence. Lt. James N. Bryson then led the company. An examining board finally met on February 28, 1865, and found Berry innocent. He was reinstated in March.
Company B - Infantry This unit was composed of men from Cherokee Country, organized on July 19, 1862, with William C. Walker as Captain. When Walker was elected Lt. Colonel of the Battalion on October 1, 1862, William B. Nelson was promoted to Captain. Capt. Nelson was dropped for prolonged absence in February 1864. Lt. William J. McRee was promoted to Captain on February 25, 1865.
Company C - Infantry James A. McKamy, raised a company of men from Blount County, TN, on September 29, 1862. Capt. McKamy was promoted to Major on August 15, 1863, and 1st Lt. James N. Singleton was elected Captain. Singleton was captured at Winchester, VA, on September 19, 1864, and there is no record of any officer being elected in his place.
Company D - Cavalry A Cavalry company from Blount County, was organized by William C. Wallace on September 28, 1862. The company was transferred to the 1st Tennessee Cavalry in November 1862 as Company I.
Company 2nd D - Infantry Recruited from Jackson Co., NC, and Jefferson Co., TN. In Jan 1863 was transferred to Love's Regiment as Co. D.
Company E - Infantry On September 8, 1862, William H. Thomas authorized Stephen Whitaker to recruit a company. Whitaker reported with 40 men on September 30 and officers were elected on November 29.
Company F - Cavalry DeWitt C. Ghormley first organized this unit on July 4, 1862, as "Ghormley's Provost Guard" from Cherokee County. On September 24, it was increased to a full cavalry company and assigned to Walker's Battalion, as Company F. It was transferred to the 5th (McKenzie's) Tennessee Cavalry on December 16 as Company K. In April 1864 the company was consolidated with Capt. Eppa Everett's Company, 3rd TN Cavalry and reassigned to Col. Thomas and the Legion.
Company 2nd F - Infantry Organized with men from Cherokee Co., the company was transferred on Sept 1862 to Love's Regt. as Company H.
Company G - Mounted Infantry (Cavalry) At Dandridge, TN, Capt. James W. Terrell mustered into service David Neffs' Company of mounted riflemen. Neff was elected captain on September 24, and the troop was assigned to Walker's Battalion. In November 1862 the company was transferred to the 1st Tennessee Cavalry as Company H.
Company H - Infantry This Company was mustered in on March 5, 1863 from volunteers from Cherokee County at Coker Creek in Monroe County, Tennessee. Garner N. Loudermilk was elected Captain. In February 1864. Loudermilk was dropped for prolonged absence. 1st Lt. Robert A. Akin assumed command of the company and eventually became its Captain.