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.
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