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John W. Taylor Civil War letter

John W. Taylor Civil War letter

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Finding aid for the John W. Taylor Civil War letter

BC.MSS.13.38

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

February 4, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Taylor, John W., 1819-1896
Title: John W. Taylor Civil War letter
Dates: ca. December 1864
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter from John W. Taylor of the 7th Missouri Cavalry to Elizabeth Brown.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.38
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1338

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from John W. Taylor of the 7th Missouri Cavalry to Elizabeth Brown.


Biographical Information

John W. Taylor was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, in 1820. His wife Susan was born in 1826 also in Shelby County. Taylor worked as a carpenter, living first in Missouri and later in Iowa.

Taylor enlisted February 1, 1864, at St. Louis, Missouri, and was assigned to Company B, 7th Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry. During the summer of 1864, he worked as a farrier at the depot in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He left Arkansas in mid-September and was a patient at the hospital at Keokuk, Iowa, beginning October 8, 1864, suffering from chronic bronchitis.

Although Taylor writes in this letter about returning to the field, it is unlikely that he did. He mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, May 9, 1865, and returned to Keokuk, where he took up his carpenter trade. He died there on November 21, 1896.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Taylor, John W., 1819-1896
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 7th. (1862-1864)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John W. Taylor Civil War letter, MSS.13.38, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, July 12, 2015


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