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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Jesse Marion Taylor

(1840 - 1912)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

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

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.

Birth Date: 11/7/1840    Place of Birth: Habersham County, GA    
Death Date: 04/27/1912    



Notes

1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12208]



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