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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Penn Taylor

(1838 - 1908)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

From a family of means, he enlisted 6 May 1861 in Company B, 9th Virginia Cavalry.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action in September 1862, and exchanged on the 21st.

The rest of the War

He was captured again, in Virginia on 2 July 1863 and paroled on the 17th of the month. He was absent without leave in August 1863, sick in December, and detailed to run a fishery on the Rappahannock River in March and April 1864. He was with his unit at the final roll of October 1864.

After the War

He inherited the family home and farm "Horn Quarter", in King William County on his father's death in 1872, and lived there to at least 1880.

References & notes

Basic information from Krick1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Some details from the final nomination of Horn Quarter to the National Register of Historic Places.

Birth

1838

Death

04/30/1908 Chesterfield, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Notes

1   Krick, Robert K., 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982, Roster  [AotW citation 15018]