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. 

12 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Each to another.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That would make for an awkward family dinner...

Margaret D said...

A Military family it seems.

Pat Hatt said...

One family that took fighting to a new level

Pilar Domínguez said...

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:)

Dana said...

Love Keith's comment!

Christine said...

interesting!

stephen Hayes said...

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

Kati said...

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

Have a great day,
-Kati

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

bj said...

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