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 Thomas Hart Taylor

Thomas Hart Taylor

Birth
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Death 12 Apr 1901 (aged 75)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 53
Memorial ID 8950 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, and attended college in the North, at Kenyon College in Ohio, then at Centre College in Kentucky. He served in the Mexican War as a 1st Lieutenant before engaging in various business ventures, and in the years immediately preceding the war worked as a cattle drover in the West. On enlisting in the Confederate army, he accepted an appointment as Captain of infantry, later rising to Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Kentucky Infantry. He fought with his regiment against Major General George B. McClellan in the Peninsula Campaign in 1862 until the 1st Kentucky was officially mustered out of service that summer. He next served under Major General E. Kirby Smith at Cumberland Gap in Tennessee and in various other actions in Kentucky, with promotion on November 4th to Brigadier General. In 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, he was captured while serving as Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's provost marshal, but was soon paroled. He returned to duty in command of the District of South Mississippi and East Louisiana before becoming a provost marshal under Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee. His last service during the war came as commander of the forces at Mobile, Alabama. After the war, he engaged in business in Mobile until 1870, when he became a deputy United States marshal and chief of police in Louisville, Kentucky. He would later die in that city.

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  • Added: 19 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8950
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Hart Taylor (31 Jul 1825–12 Apr 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8950, citing Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .