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Walter H. Taylor Documents

Identifier: MS-0480

The collection contains three Civil War documents relating to Col. Walter H. Taylor's Confederate Army Service. 1. Letter from Taylor to "Lucien" (surname not known), dated 24 October 1864. Taylor declines his friend's invitation to his wedding, stating that his service as Gen. Robert E. Lee's Adjutant General prevents him from taking any leave. 2.Order, HQ Army of Northern Virginia, 23 August 1864. Signed by Taylor, regarding furloughs. 3. Dispatch from Briscoe Baldwin to Taylor, regarding an officer's asignment, dated February 28, 1865.

Also includes a contemporary copy of a letter, dated April 5, 1854, from Taylor's father to Superintendent Francis H. Smith, requesting a cadetship for his son.
Contents Note Walter Herron Taylor graduated from VMI in 1857 and served as Gen. Robert E. Lee's Adjutant General during the Civil War.


  • 1864 - 1865


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