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2057Re: [TalkAntietam] Kingsbury's father-in-law?

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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Jun 3, 2005
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      Jeeze -- where were you guys when I was writing my book? You could have
      shaved about two years off of my research time!

      Richard
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 9:49 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Kingsbury's father-in-law?


      > TJ;
      >
      > 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
      >
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      >
      > ----- 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?
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      > >
      > > 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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