Monday, March 10, 2014

Fact of the Day: Civil Taylors

While President Zachary Taylor died before the Civil War happened, two of his relatives were generals during the war. His son Richard Taylor was a General in the Confederate Army. While his younger brother Joseph Taylor served as a General in the Union army. 

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  1. That would make for an awkward family dinner...

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  2. One family that took fighting to a new level

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  3. This kind of anecdotes happends in a civil war ; here in Spain it happened too in our civil war( brothers against brothers just because of different thoughts) Kisses:)

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  4. At least the family was guaranteed to be on the winning side.

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  5. Ha, they must have all gotten along well...

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  6. And when the brothers finally met on the battlefield, a great and epic brotherly battle ensued.

    "Stop hitting yourself. Why are you hitting yourself?"

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  7. How awkward! I can't imagine battling my siblings, though sometimes I imagine I would find great joy bopping them on the head.

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  8. Now, that had to be awkward at family reunions....lol

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