Re: Kingsbury's father-in-law?
- He's not in Frassanito, I've just been in it, and checked. Could be
in Priest. His face is in the Time/Life volume on Antietam, for sure.
You can see him here:
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@f...> wrote:
> 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@p...>
> 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
> >> 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
> >> Mackall, Sarah Knox, Mary Elizabeth. Therefore I am still
> >> 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
> > family ties to the South must have caused him some anxiety. Besides
> > Buckner,
> > soon to become a prominent Confederate general and who was married
> > older sister, Kingsbury himself was engaged to Eva Taylor, of
> > 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.
> > Confederate officer. "
> > Other interesting fact from this site:
> > "Kingsbury's body was taken to Washington, D.C., where it was laid
> > 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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