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2058Re: [TalkAntietam] Kingsbury's father-in-law?

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  • G E Mayers
    Jun 3, 2005
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      Richard,

      You should have been part of this group three years ago... It would have
      helped......

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



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <richard@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 8:52 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Kingsbury's father-in-law?


      > 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?
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      >> 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
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> ----- 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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