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William Taylor Letters

Identifier: MS-2244

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In three letters to his sister Susan in Morrow County, Ohio, William Taylor, a private with the 43rd Ohio Infantry, describes his experiences in hospitals in West Tennessee during 1863. He also discusses the preparations being made for the arrival of wounded soldiers from Vicksburg.

Taylor also expresses his desire for a quick end to the war, but notes that he is willing to keep fighting in order to restore the union.


  • 1863

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Three letters from Private William Taylor of the 43rd Ohio Infantry to his sister Susan in Morrow County, Ohio, describe experiences in the Gayoso Hospital in Memphis and another military hospital in LaGrange, Tenn., during 1863.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Taylor served as a private with the 43rd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. This regiment was organized at Mount Vernon, Ohio between September 28, 1861 and February 1, 1862. During the early years of the war, the 43rd Ohio participated in the advance on and siege of Corinth, MS.They served duty in Memphis from April through October of 1863 and then in Prospect, Tenn. until February 1864. The regiment also fought in the Atlanta Campaign and throughout North and South Carolina. They were mustered out on July 13, 1865.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in June 2002.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA