CSA Soldiers at Soldiers' Rest
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Preston D. Wall
Co. C
6 Mo Inf
Jun 29, 1863

Preston D. Wall was born 1840. His compiled service record is recorded under the name Presley D. Walls. Also seen as Presly Walls, Prestly D. Walls, and Preston D. Walls.

He enlisted in Van Buren, Ark., with Col. Clark 25 Mar 1862 and in Memphis 26 Apr 1862 for a period of three years.

He was 19 when he enlisted. He stated his place of birth as Cooper Co., Missouri, where he was a resident of Boonville. He was a farmer.

He served as a private in Co. F, 2nd Reg., 3rd Div., Missouri State Guard and took part in the Battle of Boonville (17 Jun 1861), said by some to be the first battle of the Civil War. He fought in the Battle of Drywood Creek in Missouri (2 Sep 1861); the Battle of Lexington, Missouri (18 Sep 1861); and the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern (Battle of Pea Ridge in Ark., 7 and 8 Mar 1862). In some battles, he fought under the command of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price.

As a private in the 6th Mo Inf, he took part in the engagements at Iuka, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Bakers Creek, Big Black, and Vicksburg.

For his battles see fold3.com/image/271/121549241/ and fold3.com/image/271/121549284/

According to his compiled service record, he "Died of wounds received Vicksburg June 27 1863." (fold3.com/image/271/121549199/)

Another card from fold3 (seen below) states that he was "Killed at Vicksburg or died from a wound received June 25, 1863. He died June 29." (fold3.com/image/271/121549284/)

The compiled service record at fold3.com begins at



At left, "Remarks" section notes that Pvt. Wall was a Pvt. with Co. F, 2nd Reg., 3rd Div., Missouri State Guard, and names the battles.

Above, the cropped image of the back of the card at left shows the battles Pvt. Wall was engaged in. At the bottom is written that he was "Killed at Vicksburg or died from a wound received June 25, 1863. Died June 29." He reportedly died in hospital. (See Gary Webster's Confederate Roll of Honor, pg. 159.)




Left, the company muster roll for May & June 1863 reports that Pvt. Wall has "Died of wound received Vicksburg June 27, 63."




Photo by Wayne McMaster

The marker for Preston D. Wall.
In the distance is
Cedar Hill Cemetery proper.

A memorial service for Pvt. Wall was held by the family Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015. At that time Pvt. Wall's marker was also dedicated.






the descendants of CSA soldier
Preston D. Wall
attended the memorial service
and the marker dedication.

Photo by Bryan Skipworth

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