★★★ Taylor, William A.

William A. Taylor


Born: March 2, 1832

Birthplace: Cumberland, Maryland

Father: William Taylor 1805 – 1849

Mother: Lavinia Hill 1809 – 1869

1st​ Wife: Virginia Ariana 1834 – 1906
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​

2nd​ Wife: Mrs. B. A. Towns


Minnie Beall Taylor 1869 – 1925​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
Guy Taylor 1876 – 1940​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​

Occupation before War:

United States Postmaster in Cumberland, Maryland​
Druggist in Waco, Texas​
Bookstore Owner in Waco, Texas​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Private in Company C, 24th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Captain of Company C, 24th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Major of 24th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Captured at the Battle of Arkansas Post, Arkansas​
1863: Exchanged in Prisoner of War Exchange on April 29th
1864 – 1865: Colonel of 24th​ Texas Cavalry Regiment​
1864: Captured at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of War held at Johnson’s Island Prison​
1865: Released from Johnson’s Island Union Army Prison June 1st​

Occupation after War:

Wealthy Real Estate Agent and Banker​

Died: March 9, 1891

Place of Death: Waco, Texas

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
After being exchanged from its Arkansas Post capture in January 1863 probably in April,the 24th was consolidated with the 17th, 18th, and 25th Texas Cavalry Regiments and assigned to Granbury"s Brigade.


Feb 20, 2005
5/11/63 From Richmond, the men transported by rail, with the intended destination of Johnston's Army in Ms, which was attempting to raise the siege of Vicksburg-But the army being the army, the orders were of course changed, & the destination became Bragg’s Army

On arriving in Wartrace, Bragg ordered Gen Churchill to consolidate the prisoners from 3 Bgdes into one due to loss of men during prison.

5/23/63 Gen Churchill consolidated the 6/10/15 Tex & 17/18/24/25 Tex & 19/24 Ark. Churchill wanted to form these as Regts with Company designations, but the men protested & the men of the individual Regts were organized into Bns of 3 Co’s within the consolidated Regts