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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Thomas Samuel Lark Taylor

(1838 - 1914)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D, 7th Virginia Infantry on 13 May 1861 at Giles Courthouse.

The rest of the War

Prompoted to Corporal in November or December 1862 and to Sergeant in January or February 1863. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863 - "went over the stone wall and returned from Pickett's charge." Promoted to Lieutenant on 24 November 1864. Captured at Sayler's Creek, VA on 6 April 1865, and held at the Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC and at Johnson's Island, OH. He took the Oath of Allegiance to the US on 20 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Johnston1. Service details from Riggs2.

More on the Web

There's an excellent post-War photograph of him in the UNC's online version of Johnston's book.

Birth

11/21/1838; Henry County, VA

Death

01/22/1914 Thessalia, VA; burial in Thessalia Cemetery, Giles County., VA

Notes

1   Johnston, David Emmons, The Story of a Confederate Boy in the Civil War, Portland (OR): Glass & Prudhomme Company, 1914, pp. 142 - 143  [AotW citation 9753]

2   Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982  [AotW citation 9767]