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FRANCIS (FRANK) TAYLOR, Sergeant, Company "B"

Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
by H. H. Hardesty, 1894; Vol. II, page 585.

Provided by Shirley Fox Allen

     SERGT. FRANK TAYLOR - A son of John B. and Maria (Braddock) Taylor, both deceased, was born April, 1842, in Marshall county, and was married Feb. 1875, in this county, to Martha V. White, born in this county, a daughter of William and Eliza (Kiser) White, the former deceased, the latter yet living (1894). Three children have blessed this union, William F., Alma and Russell, dec. His first wife, to whom he was married in 1866, passed to her reward in 1872, leaving two children, Wyley C., now dec., and Jonas L. Comrade Taylor enlisted Aug. 1, 1862 from Marshall county, when twenty years old, as a private in Co. B, 12th, W. Va. V. I. 8th and 24th A. C., being promoted to Sergt. April, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., he was hit on the head with the butt of a musket, in a charge on Conf. works, inflicting a severe injury; he was in hospital for this wound two weeks. In the spring of 1864 he was in Cumberland, Md. hospital seven months with chronic diarrhea. He was given a leave of absence of ten days, and returned at expiration of same to New Creek, Va. He was on special duty fifteen days in Jan. 1864, at Arlington Heights. He took part in the battles of Clarksburg, Monterey, Winchester, Antietam, Cedar Creek, Hunter's Raid, Halltown, Stanton, Loudon, Fisher's Hill, Snicker's Gap, Lynchburg, Hatcher's Run, Gettyburg, Siege of Petersburg, charge on Ft. Hell and several others, receiving an honorable discharge Aug. 1865, at Wheeling. A brother, John, served in Co. B, 12th W. Va., and died in service. A cousin, Crozier Rickey[Richey], served in the same company and regiment, and was a prisoner of war a short time; another cousin, Andrew Rickey[Richey], died in the service. A brother of his wife, Charles, served in Co. G, 17th W. Va. V. I., four months. Comrade Taylor belongs to the Presbyterian Church, he is a charter member of Caldwell Post, 21, he draws a pension, has application for increase now on file, he is a teamster and his address is Moundsville, W. Va.