Collection Facts

Extent: 
31 items
Dates of Original: 
1860 - 1864
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Edward H. C. Taylor (1840-1905) was the son of Walter Teller Taylor (1802-1856) and the father of Edward Walter Desire Taylor (1876-1952). E. H. C. Taylor was educated at Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was visiting in Holland, Michigan and enlisted in the 4th Regiment Michigan Infantry. After the war he moved to Stockton, California. Later, he lived in Bellingham, Washington, where he was a principal in the Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad, and eventually moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was senior freight auditor for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes personal correspondence from Taylor to his family during his service in the United States Civil War from 1860-1864.