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Confederate (CSV)


Jesse Marion Taylor

(1840 - 1912)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a farmer in Habersham County, GA before the War. He enlisted in Company E, 16th Georgia Infantry on 24 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right eye, resulting in loss of sight, in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The rest of the War

He probably served as a teamster after he lost his eye. Roll dated January 30, 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave. No later record.

References & notes

Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Further details and an excellent post-war photograph, taken shortly before J.M. Taylor died, kindly provided by Great Grandson Edward Smith.


11/7/1840; Habersham County, GA




1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12208]