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John Tayloe Jr.Roster ID 1736
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Tayloe, Jr. Class of 1864: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 11, 1842 in Georgetown, D.C. Father- John Tayloe; Mother- Imogen Mosher. Pat. Grandfather- John Tayloe; Pat. Grandmother- Maria Forrest. Mat. Grandfather- No information on Mat. Grandparents. Married- Jane Elizabeth Fitzhugh, daughter of Henry Fitzhugh of Stafford Co. Va. Children- 1- Fitzhugh Tayloe; 2-Imogen Mosher Tayloe. There were nine other children, but their names are unknown. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 30, 1860; Left mid 1861 to join the Confederate Army. Military Record: Served as Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets stationed in Richmond in Spring of 1861; enlisted in 42nd Va. Infantry in mid 1861; promoted to Sgt. Major soon after; discharged Oct. 10, 1861; Re-enlisted Nov. 1, 1861 at Hampstead in Co. I, 9th Va, Cavalry; elected 2nd Lieut. Mar. 8, 1862; absent sick late 1862 to early 1863; resigned due to consumption May 26, 1863; resumed service and promoted to Captain at an unknown date; employed as clerk in Quarter Master Dept; appointed Captain of Quartermaster Dept and Tax-in-Kind Officer for Essex Co. June 18, 1863, but never confirmed because he was captured Aug. 25, 1863 in King George Co. Va.; held at Old Capitol Prison in D.C., Fort McHenry in Md., Johnson's Island, Oh. and Point Lookout, Md.; Paroled Mar. 3, 1864; in hospital in Richmond with dysentery; at an unknown date, enlisted as a Private in Col. J.S. Mosby's Regiment (43rd Battalion Va. Cavalry); tried to raise a Negro company in spring of 1865; Paroled in Alexandria April 27, 1865 and took oath there May 8, 1865. Careers: Traveling salesman. Captain of Virginia National Guard. Died- Mar. 16, 1894 in Baltimore, Md.|