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Murray Forbes TaylorRoster ID 1737
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Taylor Murray Forbes, Class of 1864: Born- December 24, 1843. Matriculated from Fredericksburg, Va. At VMI 1 year, 3 months. Military Record: Left on guard at VMI April 1861. With ammunition escort to Harper's Ferry where he served as Drill Master, 13th Virginia. With regiment until at least August 31, 1861. Appointed Lt and Aide-de-camp to Maj Gen (later Lt Gen) A.P. Hill July 8, 1862. At Chancellorsville on night of May 2-3, 1863 horse killed by volley that felled Lt Gen T.J. Stonewall Jackson. Carried message from Hill to Gen R.E. Lee that both Hill and Jackson had been wounded and that Maj Gen J.E.B. was in command of II Corps, Army Northern Virginia. Unofficial source says Wounded in Action at Petersburg (no date given). Same source says that after Hill's death he attached self to staff of Lt Gen J. Longstreet, I Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Paroled at Appomattox as Lt, Aide-de-camp on staff of III Corps (Hill's), Army of Northern Virginia. Post War Career: Planter; rancher. Married Butler Brayne Thornton (a cousin) in 1870. Farmed in King George County and Alabama. Lived in California. Died- November 20, 1909 in Virginia.|