Richard Taylor (1826-1879) was the son of President Zachary Taylor. A Confederate general in the American Civil War., he spent his early life on the frontier with his father, an Army officer. Taylor served as his father’s military secretary during the Mexican War, and was also the brother-in-law of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Destruction and Reconstruction (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Personal Experiences from the Late Warby Richard Taylor
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The Confederate general’s 1879 account of secession (which he opposed), war, and reconstruction has been lauded as one of the most literary memoirs to come out of the Civil War. It has also been praised for its honesty, and for its assessment of figures such as Jefferson Davis, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant.
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