Henry Clay Taylor papers, 1858-1865, 1895

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 0.2 cubic feet (12 folders) and
    • 3 photographs
  • OCLC ocn922546743


  • Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a private in the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A (1861), and then a lieutenant in the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A (1862-1864). The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, South Carolina; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Also includes pre-Civil War materials relating to his schooling; as well as letters to and from his father J.M. Taylor.
  • One photograph is of Henry Taylor and has been overpainted with oil paint, circa 1865. The painting was allegedly done by Mark R. Harrison, a prominent Wisconsin artist. The other photograph is a carte-de-visite of Taylor in his Civil War uniform, 1861; a copy print of the carte-de-visite is also included.


  • Placed on deposit by Taylor Hall, De Pere, Wisconsin, 1960.
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