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George William Taylor
Birth: Nov. 22, 1808
High Bridge
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1862
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Commissioned Colonel and commander of the 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry at the outbreak of the War. Took command of the First New Jersey Brigade after Gen. Philip Kearny was promoted to divisional command in April 1862, and was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers on May 9, 1862. He led his command in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Battle of Glendale during the Seven Days and Second Bull Run Campaign. In an action that was a prelude to the Battle of 2nd Bulll Run, his lone brigade encountered Stonewall Jackson's entire Corps near Bull Run Bridge. The vastly superior force routed the First New Jersey Brigade, and General Taylor was mortally wounded (Colonel Alfred T.A. Tobert assumed command after the action). He died a few days after the battle at Alexandria, Virginia. (Additional trivia: "One True Thing," starring Meryl Streep was filmed on the property where he died). His nephew, Captain Archibald Taylor of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry, was killed in the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, and is buried near him. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Archibald Stewart Taylor (1781 - 1860)
  Nancy Ann Bray Taylor (1781 - 1835)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Large King Taylor (1813 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Archibald Stewart Taylor (1838 - 1917)*
  Caroline Forman Taylor Blauvelt (1840 - 1907)*
  Mary King Taylor (1842 - 1896)*
  William King Taylor (1844 - 1907)*
  George William Taylor (1849 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth King Taylor White (1852 - 1932)*
  Anne King Taylor (1855 - 1884)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Taylor (1803 - 1823)*
  Emily Caroline Taylor (1804 - 1826)*
  John Bray Taylor (1806 - 1866)*
  George William Taylor (1808 - 1862)
  Lewis Hazelius Taylor (1811 - 1908)*
  Sarah Ann Taylor Dunham (1813 - 1859)*
  William Johnston Taylor (1815 - 1881)*
  Susan Louisa Taylor (1818 - 1819)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Clinton Presbyterian Churchyard
Clinton
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 21, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4913
George William Taylor
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George William Taylor
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George William Taylor
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 Added: Apr. 1, 2014

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Nov. 22, 2013
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God bless you for your gallant defense of our Union against those who would have destroyed it.
- Sharon
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
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