Private Lemuel J. Walden was born ca. 1832 at Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia. He married Lucretia A. (née Floyd) on January 9th, 1853 at Liberty County, Florida.
He enlisted on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida in Captain Davidson’s Company; he stated his age as 30. Lemuel was with the company when it departed the state until September 20th, 1863. He was appointed 4th Corporal on August 1st, 1862, and then to 5th Sergeant on June 5th, 1863.
He was wounded in the right arm and right hand at Chickamauga on September 19th, 1863. He was hospitalized and then granted a 30-day furlough at Liberty County, Florida.
He returned to the company at the end of the furlough, but was again hospitalized under Surgeon’s order on December 17th, 1863 at Dalton, Georgia., and then again on February 21st, 1864. On April 16th, 1864, he was declared unfit for further field service and was detached for service at the Johnson (Receiving and Distributing) Hospital at Atlanta, Georgia for duty as a nurse.
Lemuel surrendered at Tallahassee, Florida on May 10, 1865 and was paroled there on May 17th, 1865. He was described as being 6’ tall, with light skin and hair, and blue eyes.
He applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
He died on November 7th, 1899 and is interred at Carrabelle Cemetery (aka Evergreen Cemetery), Carrabelle, Franklin County, Florida.