Richard Taylor

Confederate Army general Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. He was the son of United States President Zachary Taylor and First Lady Margaret Taylor.
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Easton police arrest man on second-offense drunken driving charge - Enterprise News
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Richard Taylor of 679 Washington St., was treated by the Fire Department for a minor injury following the accident, which occurred at 10:45 pm Wednesday, police said. Police said Taylor was driving a white Ford pickup truck east on Depot Street went
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'Birdman' took flight 100 years ago - Topeka Capital Journal
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Richard Taylor, who organized a 90th anniversary celebration of the flight on Sept. 2, 2001. Taylor, who now lives in Andover, said he doesn't know of any celebrations planned to mark the 100th anniversary. In 1999, a sign was put up just east of SE
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Independent podcast: Richard Taylor - The Independent
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Richard Taylor and David Wood's musicalisation of LP Hartley's The Go-Between for the West Yorkshire Playhouse marks a further departure in the development of that many-faceted genre we call musical theatre
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Cyclists ride for Rwanda - BCLocalNews
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Ed Lifton shares a laugh with Richard Taylor, one of the founders of the Wellspring Foundation, at last year's Lake2Lake Ride, a fundraiser for Wellspring. Cyclists from across North America will converge in the Okanagan this fall to participate in the
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Arizona high school football 2011: Centennial seeks to return to the top - AZ Central.com
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25, 2011 04:41 PM Peoria Centennial football coach Richard Taylor has his seniors establish the goals for each season. It's no surprise what came back this week: Win the state championship. The behemoths on the offensive line aren't there like they
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School bus driver gets jail time in connection with deadly crash - WFMZ Allentown
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Moments before, a judge sentenced him to one to two years in prison for the death of Richard Taylor on February 17, 2010. The Schwenksvile, Montgomery County, man was driving a school bus filled with 46 students to Perkiomen Valley Middle School. ... -
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Local lads to star in new musical - Belper News
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Derby LIVE will be presenting the show, in a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, from October 6-29, with words and music by David Wood and Richard Taylor. 'The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there'
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My Passion with Richard Taylor: Book that unlocks the secrets contained in ... - Yorkshire Post
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Churches have always been fascinating places to me. They speak volumes, not just about faith and history but about ourselves as we were and are today. There are few places as rich as a church when it comes to finding meaning in their glass, metal,
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Denton Man Arrested for Arson - WBOC TV 16
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Twenty-three-year-old Richard Taylor Chapline is charged with first- and second-degree arson and first-degree malicious burning. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the incident occurred at around 12:30 am at a 2-and-a-half story house
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Players, coaches, families come together in rough economy to get to high ... - AZ Central.com
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Every year coach Richard Taylor takes players from all three levels to Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., for a preseason camp. And every year it's a struggle to get everybody to come up with the $365 to get away. So they hold car washes
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Taylor's Peach Shed remains rooted in Greer's history - Greenville News
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Richard Taylor has retired now from Taylor's Peach Shed in Greer, but the stand continues to sell peaches. / OWEN RILEY JR./Staff Nearly a century's worth of peach seasons have come and gone inside Taylor's Peach Shed
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Trailer manufacturer convicted of knowingly employing illegal aliens - Sonoran News
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Arizona Trailer Manufacturing, Inc. and its owner Richard Taylor each pled guilty to a criminal charge of knowingly employing illegal aliens, were fined a total of $30000 and placed on two years probation. PHOENIX – On July 6, Richard Taylor and his
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Convicted killer David Richard Taylor jailed for life a second time - Daily Mail
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The court heard accounts of Taylor's 'chilling' and 'degrading' crimes between 1970 and 2008, which targeted girls and boys. He continues to deny the allegations and as Judge Martin Rudland gave the sentence, Taylor glared defiantly around the
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Business Nabbed for Hiring Illegals - MyFox Phoenix
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Richard Taylor, president and owner of Arizona Trailer Manufacturing, Inc., was sentenced to two years of probation and a $30000 fine. Taylor and the business were convicted of engaging in a pattern and practice of knowingly employing illegal aliens
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    FIFTIES
  • 1879
    Age 53
    He died in New York City in the house of his friend and political ally Samuel L. M. Barlow I of dropsy (edema related to congestive heart failure) on 12 April 1879 and was buried in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans. Richard Taylor was the only son of Margaret Mackall Smith and President Zachary Taylor. His sister Sarah Knox Taylor was the first wife of Jefferson Davis for three months until her death in 1835. Another sister, Mary Elizabeth Bliss who had married William Wallace Smith Bliss in 1848, served as her father's White House hostess.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1865
    Age 39
    The rest of his company was paroled on May 12, 1865 in Gainesville, Alabama.
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    Taylor was given command of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. After John Bell Hood's disastrous campaign into Tennessee, Taylor was given command of the Army of Tennessee. He surrendered his department at Citronelle, Alabama, the last major Confederate force remaining east of the Mississippi, to Union General Edward Canby on May 4, 1865, and was paroled three days later.
  • 1864
    Age 38
    On April 8, 1864, Taylor was promoted to lieutenant general, despite having asked to be relieved because of his distrust of his superior in the campaign, General Edmund Kirby Smith.
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    In 1864, Taylor defeated Union General Nathaniel P. Banks in the Red River Campaign with a smaller force, commanding the Confederate forces in the Battle of Mansfield and the Battle of Pleasant Hill on April 8-9.
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  • 1863
    Age 37
    In 1863, in response to Confederates summarily executing black U.S. soldiers, U.S. Army general Ulysses S. Grant, wrote a letter to Taylor, urging the Confederates to treat captured black U.S. soldiers humanely and professionally and not murder them.
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    During 1863, Taylor directed an effective series of clashes with Union forces over control of lower Louisiana, most notably at Battle of Fort Bisland and the Battle of Irish Bend.
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  • 1862
    Age 36
    Before Taylor returned to Louisiana, Federal forces in the area had raided throughout much of southern Louisiana. During the spring of 1862, Union forces came upon Taylor's Fashion plantation and plundered it.
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    When Taylor was promoted to the rank of major general on July 28, 1862, he was the youngest major general in the Confederacy.
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  • 1861
    Age 35
    On October 21, 1861, Taylor was promoted to brigadier general.
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  • 1860
    Age 34
    He was sent to the Democratic Convention of 1860 in Charleston, South Carolina, as a state delegate and witnessed the splintering of the Democrats.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1855
    Age 29
    In 1855, Taylor entered local politics; he was elected to the Louisiana Senate, in which he served until 1861.
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  • 1851
    Age 25
    On February 10, 1851, Richard Taylor married Louise Marie Myrthe Bringier (d. 1875), a native of Louisiana and daughter of a wealthy French Creole matriarch Aglae Bringier.
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  • 1850
    Age 24
    After his father's sudden death in July 1850, Taylor inherited it.
    Having to leave the war because of rheumatoid arthritis, Richard Taylor agreed to manage the family cotton plantation in Jefferson County, Mississippi. In 1850, he persuaded his father (then President after being elected in 1848) to purchase Fashion, a large sugar cane plantation in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1846
    Age 20
    In the beginning of the Mexican-American War, Taylor visited his father at the Mexican town of Matamoros in July 1846; there are reports that for some time he served as his voluntary aide-de-camp.
  • 1845
    Age 19
    After starting college studies at Harvard College, Taylor completed them at Yale, where he graduated in 1845.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1826
    Age 0
    Born on January 27, 1826.
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