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Name:George Edward Tayloe
Affiliation:Class of 1858
Biography & Genealogy:George Edward Tayloe, Class of 1858: Genealogy: Born- June 26, 1838 in Roanoke, Va. Father- George Plater Tayloe; Mother- Mary Elizabeth Langhorne. Pat. Grandfather- John Tayloe III; Pat. Grandmother- Ann Ogle. No information on Mat. Grandparents. Marriage: In 1863 to Delia Smith Willis, daughter of George Willis and Sallie Innes Smith of Wood Park, Orange Co. Va. Children- 1- George Willis. Tayloe; 2- Mary Langhorne Tayloe; 3- William Randolph Tayloe; 4- Innes Tayloe; 5- Edward Ingle Tayloe; 6- Kate Tayloe; 7- Rosa Fielding Tayloe; 8- Lomax Plater Tayloe. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 1, 1854; Graduated July 5, 1858 ranking 7th in a class of 19. Military Record, Civil War: Entered service June 11, 1861 as Captain in Co. D, 11th Alabama; on sick leave Aug-Oct, 1861; Seriously wounded in action May 19, 1862 at Seven Pines; Appointed Lt. Col. April 29, 1863; Commended for role at Gettysburg; Appointed Col. Oct 31, 1864; Commanded Brig. Gen. G. M. Sorrel's brigade in Appomattox Campaign; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers: Cotton planter in Marengo, Ala. before the War. After the War, sold his interests in Alabama and purchased farm in Orange Co. Va. Death: ca. 1879 in Orange Co. Va.
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