Richard Taylor Edit Profile
Attended Harvard; graduated from Yale, 1845.
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.
Married Louise Marie Myrthe, February 1851, 5 children.