Richard Wilde Walker
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-65)
Date of Birth: 1823
Date of Death: 1874
Occupation: Politician, Judge
Parents: John Williams Walker,
Matilda Pope
Spouse: Mary Ann Simpson
Children: John Simpson Walker, R.W. Walker Jr.
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): Confederate States Representative from Alabama,
Confederate States Senator from Alabama
Fictional Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: Confederate States

Richard Wilde Walker (February 16, 1823 – June 16, 1874) was an American politician. During the American Civil War, Walker represented Alabama in the provisional Confederate Congress, from 1861 to 1862. He also served as a senator in the Second C. S. Congress, from 1864 to 1865.

Richard Wilde Walker in The Guns of the South[]

Senator Richard Walker of Alabama was initially opposed to Congressman Oldham's proposition to expel or reenslave all free Negroes in the Confederacy. However, the Rivington Men guaranteed his silence by showing him a photograph of himself in a compromising position with a woman who was not his wife, taken by a 21st-century miniature camera. Robert E. Lee, upon hearing this from his son Custis, realized that the level of danger the Rivington Men posed was even higher than he had already thought.[1]


  1. The Guns of the South, p. 270-271.