|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1843|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1902, Jamaica|
Company H, (Mosby's) 43rd Regiment Partisan Cavalry, Dept. of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Enlisted on 4/19/1861, he was mustered into Company D, 7th Virginia Cavalry as a Private.
Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant 4/21/1861.
Transferred 5/9/1861 into Company G "Botts Grays", 2nd Virginia Infantry, as a Private.
Fought in 1st Battle of Manassas 7/21/1861.
On 3/15/1862 he was transferred into Company B "Baylor Light Horse" (his father commanding), 12th Virginia Cavalry as 3rd Lieutenant.
Led scouting expeditions throughout 8/1862 including 8/24/1862 capture of train on Winchester & Potomac RR, and 9/2/1862 capture of Union pickets at Keyes Ford, Jefferson County.
Horse KIA 11/1/1862 near Bunker Hill, Jefferson County; horse valued at $2000.
POW 2/12/1863 at Keeri House, Summit Point, near Charlestown, VA.; confined 2/13/1863 at Harper's Ferry; transferred to Fort McHenry, Baltimore; transferred 2/23/1863 to Fort Delaware, DE.; sent back to Ft. McHenry for exchange; sent to City Point, VA (details not listed).
Rejoining 12 Virginia Cavalry, he participated in raid(s) during 3 & 4/1863.
Fought in Battle of Brandy Station 6/3/1863.
Fought 6/21/1863 in Upperville, VA. fight.
Commended by General J.E.B. Stuart in a report for "gallantry" in 10/11/1863 fight at Culpeper.
Listed on Jan & Feb 1864 Roll as "Wounded in charge on enemy's wagon Train, Patterson's Creek Valley Jan. 11, 1864."; Listed as 2nd Lt. commanding company; listed as "still in hospital" on March 1-31, 1864 Roll; returned to duty 5/4/1864.
Fought 5/28/1864 in Battle of Haws' Shop, Hanover County, VA.
Horse "Bonaparte" KIA 5/29/1864 in skirmish near Sappony Curch, Dinwiddie Court House, VA.
WIA slightly 6/24/1864 near Nance's Shop, Charles City Court House, VA.
Fought in 10/19/1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, VA.
Started in 11/1864 leading detachments of 12th VA Cavalry on scouts and raids.
Started involvement/cooperation with Mosby's 43rd Regiment in mid-January 1865; includes many fights/raids.
Enlisted on 4/5/1865, he was mustered into & selected/elected command of Company H, (Mosby's) 43rd Regiment Partisan Cavalry.
On 4/20/1865 he was at Millwood, VA., where he was involved in surrender terms negotiations with the Union Army.
Stayed with Col. Mosby after the Regiment was disbanded at Salem, VA.
Paroled in Winchester, VA. om 5/8/1865.
Born in Jefferson County on his father's farm called "Wood End" just north of Summit Point on the B&O Rail line.
A Dickinson College grad (1860), he was a Fauquier County teacher pre-war.
Postwar, he attended and graduated from Washington & Lee with law degree in 1867; lived in Kansas City, Kansas, for 5 years; married 4/30/1872; lawyer most of postwar life; Prosecuting Attorney for W. Virginia; living in CharlesTown, W.VA. in 1895 while Counsel for B & O RailRoad; authored "Bull Run To Bull Run: Or, Four Years in the Army of Northern Virginia".
Captain George Baylor.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
WINCHESTER, VA., March 7.— A dispatch received tonight announces the death at San Domingo of Captain George Baylor, of Charlestown, WV. Va. He left Baltimore last week in company with his daughter, Miss Louisa Baylor, for the West Indies for his health and died soon after arriving. He was born in Jefferson County in 1843, graduated in law at Washington and Lee, and became one of the most prominent lawyers in this section.
He was law partner of W. H. Wilson, son of the late W.L. Wilson, and was a personal friend of Charles Broadway Rouss. During the Civil War he commanded what has since been known as Baylor's famous Light Horse Cavalry. His estate is worth $60,000. (Richmond) The Times, March 8, 1902.
Mosby's Cavalry Regiment, formerly the 43rd Battalion, was organized in December, 1864. The battalion was formed in June, 1863, with five companies, later increased to eight. The unit served behind Federal lines in Northern Virginia and was the most effective command of its kind. The enemy forces were never safe and the area became known as "Mosby's Confederacy".
(bio by: BigFrench)
Robert William Baylor (1813 - 1883)
Mary Catherine Moore Baylor (1815 - 1886)
Lalla Louise Beatty Baylor (1843 - 1917)
Louise Baylor Trapnell (1872 - 1957)*
Richard Channing Baylor (1839 - 1863)*
George Baylor (1843 - 1902)
Robert William Baylor (1846 - 1864)*
Charles Edwin Baylor (1856 - 1908)*
Zion Episcopal Churchyard
West Virginia, USA
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Aug 04, 2005
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