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Walter Herron Taylor
Birth: Jun. 13, 1838
Death: Mar. 1, 1916

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1857 and was a merchant and banker at the start of the Civil War. Commissioned a Major on the staff of General Robert E. Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia, he served as an assistant to the Adjutant General. Known as an exceedingly and responsible officer, he was promoted Colonel Chief Aide-de-Camp to General Lee. For the entire war, he was a tireless worker with many responsibilities for General Lee. He wrote dispatches and orders for Lee, plus performed personal reconnaissance and often carried messages in person to the front line commanders on the battlefields. After the war, he resumed his banking business at Norfolk, Virginia and also worked as an attorney. He held municipal offices such being elected to the Virginia General Assembly and served as a Virginia State Senator (1869-73). In the early 1900s, he also was the chief attorney for the Virginian Railway. He died at age 77 in Norfolk, Virginia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Herron Taylor (1809 - 1855)
  Cornelia Wickham Cowdery Taylor (1811 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Saunders Taylor (1840 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Bland Selden Taylor (1868 - 1951)*
  Nina Taylor Tomlin (1869 - 1958)*
  Walter Herron Taylor (1872 - 1960)*
  John Saunders Taylor (1875 - 1958)*
  Robert E Lee Taylor (1882 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Louisa Taylor (1833 - 1902)*
  Richard Cornelius Taylor (1835 - 1917)*
  Walter Herron Taylor (1838 - 1916)
  Robertson Taylor (1840 - 1924)*
  John Cowdery Taylor (1842 - 1912)*
  Lucien Page Taylor (1844 - 1912)*
  Cornelia Wickham Taylor Loyall (1846 - 1938)*
  Margaret Walke Taylor Whitehead (1849 - 1904)*
  Wickham C Taylor (1851 - 1894)*
  George W Taylor (1853 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 02, 1998
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- Anne Wyatt
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014
A Southern Hero and Patriot. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014

- Darlene T.
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
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