Taylor, Marcus Alonzo
Age: 38, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 13th NH INF
Service: enl 8/12/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th NH INF, wdd, Fredericksburg, dis/wds 6/8/64
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Birth: 09/26/1823, Wolcott, VT
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Morristown, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 136756606
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
3rd Great Grandfather of Mark Anderson, Waterbury, VT
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Mountain View Cemetery, Morristown Corners, VT
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Marcus A. Taylor
Marcus Alonzo Taylor was born 26 Sep 1823, in Wolcott, VT. In 1850, he was living in Hardwick, a farmer, with his wife Lydia and a 6-month-old son Ervine.
By 1860, the family had moved to Bethlehem, N.H.; Marcus was a day laborer, and they had added Cephas, Oscar, Caroline and Thadeus to their growing family.
He was credited to Littleton, N.H. when he enlisted 12 Aug 1862, mustering in as a corporal in Co. D, 13th N.H. Infantry. He was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg on 13 Dec 1862, and lost his right leg; he was discharged for wounds on 8 June 1864 at David's Island, New York. Taylor's wounds were such that he was deemed not fit for duty in the Veteran Reserve Corps by Assistant Surgeon Warren Webster (as noted on the back of his discharge papers, see below).
By 1870, he was living in Wolcott, a farm laborer, with Lydia and children Caroline, Thadeus and Susan. In 1880, Marcus was living on his own with Alonzo and Jane Jones, in Hyde Park, VT; he was a salesman. In 1890, he was living in Johnson, VT.
He resided at Morristown Corners, Vt., in 1890, died there on 9 Apr 1896, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Morristown, Vt. On 6 May 1896, his widow Lydia applied for a widow's pension.
Taylor's discharge papers (obverse and reverse). Click on image below to see a larger version.
Jackson, James R. History of Littleton New Hampshire. Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1905.
General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288
Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Censuses of the United States, (1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890). Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
Discharge papers Contributed by Mark Anderson, of Waterbury, Vt., Marcus' 3rd great-grandson.