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Henry Clay Taylor | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Henry Clay Taylor

Henry Clay Taylor | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant Henry Clay Taylor (1838-1864), 21st Wisconsin Infantry, Company A, wearing a Union soldier's uniform.  Henry was a bookkeeper in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin when he enlisted on August 13, 1862 as a sergeant. He was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga (September 1863) and sent to Libby Prison. Around May of 1864 he became sick and was first sent to a prison hospital in Macon, Georgia and then to one in Charleston, South Carolina. He died there supposedly on December 12, 1864, but letters to his father (located in the Wisconsin Historical Archives) indicate he probably died the first week of October.
DESCRIPTION
Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant Henry Clay Taylor (1838-1864), 21st Wisconsin Infantry, Company A, wearing a Union soldier's uniform. Henry was a bookkeeper in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin when he enlisted on August 13, 1862 as a sergeant. He was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga (September 1863) and sent to Libby Prison. Around May of 1864 he became sick and was first sent to a prison hospital in Macon, Georgia and then to one in Charleston, South Carolina. He died there supposedly on December 12, 1864, but letters to his father (located in the Wisconsin Historical Archives) indicate he probably died the first week of October.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:46641
Creation Date:circa 1862
Creator Name:Unknown
City:
County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 : Papers, 1858-1865, 1895
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH SC 331
Original Dimensions:2.5 x 4 inches
SUBJECTS
Civil War, 1861-1865
Military uniforms
Portraits
Prisoners of War
Soldiers
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography
War casualties

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