Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by AUG351, Jul 16, 2013.
Do we know more about them? Those Taylor boys look like they should be wearing helmets and pads....not carrying guns.
Poor boys. Is one right handed and the other left handed? Check out the Hats. Very nice,thanks.
And I'm talking jv.
Bet we will turn up something. Nice scarf around Lown' s neck. Wonder if the hanky was mom's, sweetheart or wife's...pretty prominently displayed.
Emzy Taylor enlisted July 13, 1861 at Waco. He received a discharge for disability for some sort of pulmonary disorder on December 4, 1861.
G. M. Taylor enlisted July 13, 1861 at Waco. He was wounded in the arm at Gaines Mill, June 27, 1862.He was sick in hospital at Richmond for most of the first half of 1863, and probably missed the Gettysburg campaign. He surrendered and was paroled at Appomattox in April 1865.
Lown enlisted at Grimes County (Anderson?) on Match 14, 1862. He was wounded in the battle of Gaines Mill, June 27, 1862. He was captured near Knoxville in late 1863. He died at the U.S. Military General Hospital at Louisville on January 18, 1863. He was buried in Grave 71, Range 2, of Cave Hill Cemetery there.
That's from a quick skim of the their CSRs; there may be more detail I missed.
Looks like August Ritter was one of the soldiers assigned to help manufacture rockets. That was a boondoggle.
Emzy's file gives his height as six-foot-nothing.
Here are a few more photographs of Texas soldiers. For some reason when I copy and past them than it cuts off half the image, so here are the links.
Private G. H. Adams, 1st Texas Heavy Artillery
First Lieutenant William Polk Hardeman, Texas Ranger
First Lieutenant Eli N. Baxter, Co. E 1st Texas, later Col. 28th Texas Cavalry Regiment
Private George T. Brown, 3rd Texas Cavalry Regiment
Private William Burgess, Co. D, 28th Texas Cavalry Regiment
Private Japhet Collins, Co. D, "Bastrop County Rawhides", 12th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Parson's Brigade
Private J. E. Mayfield, 8th (also known as 12th) Texas Infantry Regiment
Private (later Captain) J.F. Robinson, 3rd Texas Cavalry, Duff's Company
Josie M. Scott holding portrait of her husband, Lieutenant John G. Scott, 1st Texas Infantry Regiment
I thought one of you would show up like the masked man. Thank you, kemosabe.
These are absolutely wonderful. My girls will all be a-twitter about Japhet Collins.
Emzy Taylor was living in Williamson County in 1860, age 19, birthplace Arkansas. Haven't found G.M. Taylor in the census.
Lown was living in Grimes County, age 20, birthplace South Carolina. Shoemaker by trade.
Val Giles says, "mine's bigger."
Cool. Sitting in Taylor at this moment.
Here's the whole scoop on Emzy Taylor. Looks like he later served in the 16th Texas Infantry as Em Taylor. ("Emzy" is not a very dignified name for an officer, after all.)