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2055Re: [TalkAntietam] Kingsbury's father-in-law?

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  • G E Mayers
    Jun 2, 2005
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      In either Priest's book on Antietam or in Frassanito's book on Antietam
      photographs, there is a picture of Kingsbury.

      Very respectfully,
      G E "Gerry" Mayers
      Confederate Signal Corps,
      Longstreet's Corps

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Teej Smith" <teej@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 9:43 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Kingsbury's father-in-law?

      > Tom Shay wrote:
      >>I found the source that states Kingsbury's wife was daughter of Zachary
      >> Taylor:
      >> In his book "Antietam Revealed", Dennis Frye states on page 118 (item
      >> #1209)
      >> that "Kingsbury was married to a daughter of former president and
      >> Mexican
      >> War
      >> hero Zachary Taylor".
      >> On a website, I found a listing of President Taylor's daughters as: Ann
      >> Mackall, Sarah Knox, Mary Elizabeth. Therefore I am still assuming that
      >> Eva Taylor
      >> was the daughter of Lt Colonel Joseph P. Taylor.
      > I found this on the Military Images website:
      > "On its face, his decision to remain in the Army may appear simple, but
      > family ties to the South must have caused him some anxiety. Besides
      > Buckner,
      > soon to become a prominent Confederate general and who was married to his
      > older sister, Kingsbury himself was engaged to Eva Taylor, of Kentucky,
      > the
      > daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Taylor. Taylor, assistant
      > commissary general of the U.S. Army, had two army officer sons who
      > remained
      > loyal to the Union, but another daughter was married to David R. Jones, a
      > Confederate officer. "
      > Other interesting fact from this site:
      > "Kingsbury's body was taken to Washington, D.C., where it was laid to rest
      > at Oak Hill Cemetery. In December his widow Eva gave birth to a son,
      > Henry,
      > Jr. Kingsbury was mourned by many, a West Point classmate writing, "I
      > cannot
      > tell you how much we have felt about Kingsbury's death."
      > Teej
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