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Confederate (CSV)

Colonel

William H. Taylor

(1816 - 1897)

Home State: Mississippi

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He moved to Jackson, MS in 1838 and had service in the Mexican War (1847-49). He was commissioned Captain of the Raymond Fencibles - Company A, 12th Mississippi Infantry in April 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in May 1861 and was elected Colonel in April 1862 at the Army reorganization.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He resigned in 1864, date not known.

After the War

He lived in Jackson, where served several terms as was Mayor, and was Sheriff of Hinds County.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

06/16/1816 in VA

Death

10/02/1897 Jackson, MS; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS