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F.L. Taylor

F.L. Taylor

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Fielding Lewis Taylor

(1825 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Virginia, Yale College

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A graduate of both the University of Virginia and Yale, by 1850 he had inherited his family's estate "Belle Farm" in Gloucester County. He was commissioned Major, 12th Virginia Infantry in April 1861 and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was "too ill to command" but accompanied his regiment into Maryland, and was mortally wounded in action at Crampton's Gap on 14 September.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Charles Town, VA (now WV) on 3 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the roster in Henderson,1 dates from Goellnitz.2 Further details from family genealogies online. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from one of unknown provenance published in the newsletter (pdf) of the Gloucester Genealogical Society in October 2006.


04/10/1825; Norfolk, VA


10/03/1862; Charles Town, WV; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Henderson, William D., 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard Company, 1984  [AotW citation 815]

2   Goellnitz, Jenny, And Then A.P. Hill Came Up, Published 1998-, first accessed 01 January 2003, <>, Source page: /mahonebrigade.html  [AotW citation 816]