Letter to John Wentworth about Dr. Joseph Walker
- Letter to John Wentworth about Dr. Joseph Walker
- 1886 Apr 10
- Wentworth, John, 1815-1888.
- 1 item (3 p.).
- Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
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Unsigned letter, on letterhead of Williams & Thompson (attorneys), gives a biography of Dr. Joseph Walker, an army surgeon who married a woman who owned a plantation with enslaved people located near Platte City, Missouri. Walker, who sympathized with the pro-slavery party, spent part of the Civil War years in Chicago but returned to Missouri and was killed by a party of Jayhawkers, Aug. 28, 1864. Includes poem on death of Walker. Annotation by John Wentworth says that Dr. Walker was a leading physician in Chicago when Wentworth arrived on Oct. 25, 1836.