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Lt Colonel Charles Folsom Walcott and wife Anna Morrill Wyman Walcott (late 1864)
|Birth name||George Folsom Walcott|
December 22, 1836|
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||June 11, 1888
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Mount Auburn Cemetery
|Commands held||21st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
12th Regiment of Massachusetts Militia
61st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Alma mater||Harvard Law School|
On August 5, 1861, Walcott was appointed captain of the 21st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He resigned on April 25, 1863. He was appointed captain of the 12th Regiment of Massachusetts Militia on May 16, 1864. He was mustered out of the volunteers on August 15, 1864. He was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 61st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on September 24, 1864 and colonel of the regiment on February 28, 1865. Walcott was mustered out of the volunteers on June 4, 1865. On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Walcott for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general of volunteers for gallant and meritorious service resulting in the fall of Richmond, Virginia and surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, to rank from April 9, 1865, and the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on March 12, 1866.
Walcott was the author of History of the Twenty-First Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the War for the Preservation of the Union, 1861-1865. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882. .
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