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Richard Taylor (general)
Richard "Dick" Taylor (January 27, – April 12, ) was an American planter, politician, . Taylor was promoted to the rank of major general on July 28 , , he was the youngest major general in the Confederacy.
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Richard Taylor, CSA Lieutenant General,
Description:Richard Taylor A Confederate General with no formal military training, Taylor served with distinction and in surrendered the last organized Confederate forces east of the Mississippi. Taylor was a brother-in-law of President Jefferson Davis, and rumor had it that in the fall of he was offered the post of quartermaster general of the Confederate army. In October he was promoted to brigadier general and given command of a Louisiana brigade that became part of Richard S. Taylor served with distinction in the Shenandoah Valley campaign during the spring of but was kept out of the Seven Days Battle by rheumatiod arthritis Recovering within a few weeks, he was promoted to major general and was assigned to command of the District of Western' Louisiana in August Although dreaming of retaking New Orleans, he generally found himself falling back before Federal forays such as Maj. At the urging of Trans Mississippi commander E.