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About Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brig. Gen, CSA

JOSEPH PANNILL TAYLOR was a younger brother of President Zachary Taylor. Born on May 4, 1796, he joined the Army in the War of 1812, becoming a 1st Lieutenant in 1814 at the age of 18. Honorably discharged after the war ended, Taylor reenlisted in 1816 as 2nd Lieutenant Artillery. His father, Richard, complained to President Madison that his son was reinstated at a lower rank to no avail even though Richard's grandfather was James Taylor, Jr. who was President Madison's great-grandfather. Joseph later served in the Indian, Mexican and Civil Wars, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. He died in Louisville, Kentucky on June 29, 1864.

Joseph Pannell Taylor (May 4, 1796 – June 29, 1864) was a Union general in the American Civil War.

He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Richard Taylor and Sarah Dabney Strother, his brother was President Zachary Taylor. He joined the army during the War of 1812, and was commissioned a Lieutenant in 1816. He married Evelyn A. McLean (1811-?) from Ohio, daughter of John McLean, a justice of the Ohio and the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1861, he was appointed commissary general (with the rank of Colonel), and in 1863 he was promoted to Brigadier General. His nephew, Richard Taylor, was a Confederate Lieutenant General in the Civil War.

Children order unknown:

  • John McClean Taylor 1828-1875
  • Sarah R. Taylor c. 1831-
  • Richard Lee Taylor 1833-
  • Joseph Hancock Taylor 1836-1885
  • Arabella Taylor 1838-1936
  • Eveline McClean Taylor 1845-1917
  • William Taylor
  • Zachary Taylor 1849-
  • Elizabeth Taylor

Joseph Pannell Taylor (May 4, 1796 – June 29, 1864) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War.

In "The Richmond Enquirer" (Richmond, Va.), Tuesday, November 27, 1827, page 3, column 5: "Married- On Tuesday by Rev Ryland, Capt. J. P. Taylor of the US Army, to Miss Eveline A McLean, daughter of John McLean, Postmaster General."

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Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brig. Gen, CSA's Timeline

May 4, 1796
Kentucky, USA
Age 19
Virginia, United States
November 21, 1828
Age 32
Washington, D.C.
Age 34
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Age 36
January 26, 1836
Age 39
Age 41
Age 48
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Age 52
Baltimore, MD