James Walker (June 3, 1819 - September, 1889) was an English-American artist active in the middle part of the 19th century. Walker was born in England an emigrated to the United States sometime in the 1830s or 1840s. He gained renown for painting battle scenes of the Mexican-American War (1846 - 1848). Later, during the American Civil War (1861 - 1865), Walker was contracted by John Bachelder (1825 - 1894) to paint Pickett's Charge, what Bachelder determined was the pivotal moments in the Battle of Gettysburg, hence the American Civil War, hence the history of the United States. That painting, The Repulse of Longstreet's Assault, July 3, 1863. easily Walker's largest and most famous, earned him national fame. Walker died in Watsonville, California in September of 1889.

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