NEW CASTLE – Author-Historian, Gary C. Walker will be on hand at the Emporium Bookstore in New Castle on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to introduce his latest book, “Sam Davis, Boy Hero of the Confederacy.” The story takes the reader through true Southern history about the founding of the Confederacy and into the war.
As you browse through The Emporium you can stop and talk with Walker who will be dressed in a Confederate uniform to honor the heroes who fought so nobly for Southern Independence.
Born May 24, 1946, Walker is a native of Wytheville and is the sixth and last child of Carl and Mary Walker. He graduated from George Wythe High School in 1964 and went on to graduate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1968 with a BS Degree in Science. After graduating, he continued his education studying among other things creative writing and photography.
Shortly after graduation Walker married his longtime sweetheart, Sue Adams from Max Meadows, and together they have two sons, Christopher Ewell and Kevin Forrest.
In 1985 with the great success of The War in Southwest Virginia 1861-65 he was propelled from obscurity into notoriety and continues to be noted for his Civil War writings. He can usually be found dressed in a Confederate uniform speaking to audiences, granting interviews news media, at Civil War enactments and at craft festivals autographing books. Before he found his niche in writing books about the Civil War, Walker held a wide variety of jobs from electronic communications, energy conservation, retail sales and service and truck driver.
Other books by Walker include: “A General History of the Civil War, the Southern Point of View;” “The War in Southwest Virginia 1861-65;” “Hunter’s Fiery Raid through Virginia Valleys;” “Civil War Tales I & II;” “The Truth about Slavery;” “Son of the South” and “Confederate Coloring and Learning Book.”