{⋆★⋆} LG Taylor, Richard

Richard Taylor

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Born:
January 27, 1826

Birthplace: Springfield Family Plantation, near Louisville, Kentucky

Father: President & General Zachary Taylor 1784 – 1850
(Buried: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​

Mother: Margaret Mackall Smith 1788 – 1852
(Buried: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​

Wife: Louise Marie Myrthe Briniger 1834 – 1875
(Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana)​

Married: February 10, 1851 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Children:


Louise Margaret Taylor 1852 – 1901​
(Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Zachary Taylor 1858 – 1863​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana)
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Richard Taylor 1860 – 1863​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana)​
Elizabeth Taylor Stauffer 1854 -​
Myrthe Betty Taylor Stauffer 1864 – 1942​
(Buried: Metairie Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana)​

Education:

1845: Graduated from Yale University​
Occupation:

1847 – 1848: Military Secretary to General Zachary Taylor​
Cotton Plantation Manager in Jefferson County, Mississippi
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Manager of a large sugar cane plantation​
Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 9th Louisiana Infantry​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1862 – 1864: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Fort Bisland​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Irish Bend​
1864 – 1865: Lt. General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Participated in the Red River Campaign​
1865: Commander of the Defenses of Mobile, Alabama​
1865: Surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama​
Occupation after War:
Wrote his Memoirs​
Opponent of Republican Radical Reconstruction​

Died: April 12, 1879

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Great engorgement and infarction of the spleen, thrombosis of splenic and portal veins, ascites and hematemesis

Age at time of Death: 53 years old

Burial Place: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
 
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