Thomas Hart Taylor
b. July 31, 1825, Frankfort, Ky.
d. April 12, 1901, Louisville, Ky.

Before the war, Taylor attended Kenyon College (in Ohio) and Centre College (in Kentucky) before serving in the Mexican War. He then engaged in several business ventures including driving cattle in the West. At the outbreak of war, Taylor enlisted in the Confederacy and served in Kentucky and East Tennessee before being captured at Vicksburg. Soon paroled, he returned to duty and was made the commander of the forces at Mobile, Alabama. Taylor had been appointed brigadier general in November 1862, however, President Davis never nominated him to the Senate at that rank. After the war, Taylor returned to Kentucky where he was a deputy U.S. Marshall for five years and served eleven years as Louisville's Chief of Police.

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