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army officer

Richard Taylor, American army officer.

Background

Taylor, Richard was born on January 27, 1826 in “Springfield,” near Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Son of General Zachary and Margaret (Mackall) Taylor.

Education

Attended Harvard; graduated from Yale, 1845.

Career

Chairman commission on federal relations Louisiana Senate, 1865-1861, Chairman of Commission military and naval affairs. Colonel Louisiana 9th Infantry, 1861, appointed brigadier general in Valley campaign under Stonewall Jackson, 1861. Promoted major general, 1862, assigned command mand District of West Louisiana, at Pleasant Hill and Mansfield (Sabine Crossroads), 1864.

Promoted Lieutenant general, 1864, assigned to Department East Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama. Surrendered the last Confederate army East of Mississippi River, 1865. Trustee Peabody Education Fund.

Author: Destruction and Reconstruction (his reminiscences), 1879.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Destruction and Reconstruction (his reminiscences), 1879.

Connections

Married Louise Marie Myrthe, February 1851, 5 children.

father:
General Zachary Taylor

mother:
Margaret (Mackall) Taylor

spouse:
Louise Marie Myrthe