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Allen Taylor EskridgeRoster ID 2383
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1865|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Allen Taylor Eskridge, Class of 1865: Genealogy: Born- Apr. 24, 1844 in Fincastle, Botetourt Co. Va. Father- Alexander Parker Eskridge; Mother- Julia Granville Taylor. Pat. Grandfather- William Eskridge (a Captain in the Revolutionary War); Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Scott. Mat. Grandfather- Judge Allen Taylor; Mat. Grandmother- [first name unknown] Thompson. Married- Ellen M. Edmundson, daughter of Col. Henry A. Edmundson, a Lt. Col in the C.S.A. Children- 1- Henry Edmundson Eskridge; 2- Judge Allen Taylor Eskridge; 3- Alexander Parker Eskridge; 4- Strother Eskridge. VMI Record: Matriculated to VMI from Christiansburg, VA. At VMI 7 months. Entered VMI- Jan. 28, 1862; Resigned Aug. 23, 1862 to enter military service. Civil War Record: Enlisted Sept. 1, 1862 at Montgomery Co. Va. as Private in Co. E, 25th Va. Cavalry; detailed as orderly for Captain R. C. Trigg of the 54th Va.; promoted to Corporal in late 1864; on horse detail in Dec. 1864. Post War Careers: Lawyer in Shawsville, Va.; Farmer. Died- Jan. 1, 1914 on his farm 2 miles west of Elliston, VA.|