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Murray F. Taylor cadet account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
This collection contains an account book owned by Murray F. Taylor. This book contains a listing of school expenses incurred while Taylor was a cadet at VMI from 1860 to 1861.

Dates

  • 1860-1861

Creator

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Extent

1 items

Biographical / Historical

Murray Forbes Taylor, son of John R. Taylor and Bessie Forbes, was born near Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 24, 1843. He entered VMI in the Fall of 1860, but his education was interrupted by the beginning of the Civil War. Taylor served as a cadet drillmaster for Confederate recruits, and later joined the 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment. He was an aide-de-camp to General A. P. Hill and General James Longstreet. Following the war he was a rancher in California. He married his cousin, Butler Brayne Thornton, and the couple had three daughters. Taylor died near Fredericksburg, Virginia on November 20, 1909.
Title
A GUIDE TO THE MURRAY F. TAYLOR ACCOUNT BOOK, 1860-1861

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516