Lorenzo D. Taylor

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U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Lorenzo D Taylor
Name: Lorenzo D Taylor
Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Hornby, NY
State Served: New York
Was POW?: Yes
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, New York 141st Infantry Regiment on 11 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 15 Sep 1864 at Andersonville, GA.

Birth Date: abt 1837
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Lorenzo D. Taylor
Name: Lorenzo D. Taylor
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 141 N.Y. Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 141st Regiment, New York Infantry
Company: D
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 138

American Civil War Regiments
Regiment: 141st Infantry Regiment New York
Date of Organization: 11 Sep 1862
Muster Date: 8 Jun 1865
Regiment State: New York
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 141st
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 4
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 71
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 172
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
NEW YORK
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIRST INFANTRY
(Three Years)
            One Hundred and Forty-first Infantry.-Cols., Samuel G. Hathaway, John W. Dininy, William K. Logie, Andrew J. McNett; Lieut.-Cols., James C. Beecher, William K. Logie, Edward L. Patrick, Andrew J. McNett, Charles W. Clanharty; Majs., John W. Dininy, Edw. L. Patrick, Chas. W. Clanharty, Elisha G. Baldwin.
            This regiment, recruited in the counties of Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben-the 27th senatorial district-was organized at Elmira, and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Sept. 11, 1862. The regiment left for Washington on the 15th, and in April 1863, was ordered to Suffolk, Va., in the 3d (Potter's) brigade, Gurney's division, Department of Virginia.
            In June and July, following, it was engaged with slight loss at Diascund bridge, and Crump's cross-roads. In July, 1863, it joined the 2nd brigade (Krzyzanowski's), 3d division (Schurz's), 11th corps, with which command it went to Tennessee in September and joined Grant's army at Chattanooga.
            In October it went to the support of the 12th corps at Wauhatchie, sustaining a few casualties, and the following month was present at the battle of Missionary ridge. When the 11th and 12th corps were consolidated in April, 1864, to form the 20th, the 141st was assigned to the 1st (Knipe's) brigade, 1st (Williams') division of the new corps.
            It moved on the Atlanta campaign early in May and bore a conspicuous part in all the important battles which followed, including Resaca, Dallas, Acworth, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek and the siege of Atlanta. The regiment was heavily engaged at the battle of Resaca, where it lost 15 killed and 77 wounded; at Kennesaw mountain, including the engagement at Golgotha, Nose's creek and Kolb's farm, it lost 12 in killed, wounded and missing; and at Peachtree creek, it experienced the hardest fighting of the campaign, being under a severe front and flank fire for nearly 4 hours, and repulsing three charges of the enemy.
            The casualties here were 15 killed and 65 wounded. Among those killed was the gallant young Col. Logie, and among the severely wounded were Lieut.-Col. McNett and Maj. Clanharty. The regiment started on the campaign with 22 officers and 434 enlisted men. Its casualties in battle up to Sept. 1 amounted to 210. It remained at Atlanta until Nov. 15, when it started with Sherman on the march to the sea.
            It took part in the siege of Savannah and the following year closed its active service with the campaign through the Carolinas, losing a few men in the battle of Averasboro, N. C. After Johnston's surrender it marched on to Washington, took part in the grand review, and was there mustered out on June 8, 1865, under Col. McNett. It lost by death from wounds 4 officers and 71 men; by disease and other causes, 2 officers and 172 men-total, 249.
Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 150

New York
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY -FIRST REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
(Three Years)
            Colonel Samuel G. Hathaway, Jr., received authority, August 14, 1862, to recruit this regiment in the then 27th Senatorial District of the State; it was organized at Elmira, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 11, 1862 June 1, 1865, the men not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred to the 60th Infantry.
            The companies were recruited principally: A at Orange, Havana, Piermont, Hector, Cayuta, Reading, Dix and Catharine; B at Havana, Tyrone, Wayne, Orange, Catharine, Cayuta, Hornby, Dix, Bradford and Hector; C at Elmira, Chemung and Van Etten; D at Corning; E at Bath, Corning, Erwin, Thurston, Avoca, Campbell and Wheeler; F at Hornellsville, Fremont and Dansville; G at Rathbone, Addison, Tuscarora, Woodhull and Elmira; H at Canisteo, Howard, Greenwood, West Union and Bath; and I and K at Elmira.
            The regiment left the State September 15, 1862; it served at Laurel Hill, Middle Department, 8th Corps, from September 16, 1862; in the defenses of Washington, in Casey's Division, from October 1862; in 2d Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, from December, 1862; in the same, 22d Corps, from February, 1863; in 3d, Potter's, Brigade, Gurney's Division, Department of Virginia, at Suffolk, Va., from April, 1863; in 2d Brigade, Gordon's Division, 7th Corps, from May, 1863; in 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps, from June, 1863; in 2d Brigade, 3d Division, 11th Corps, from July, 1863; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps, from April, 1864; and, commanded by Col. Andrew J. McNett, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
Source: Phisterer, p. 3,630

Battles Fought
Fought on 16 Jun 1863 at Diascund Bridge, VA.
Fought on 28 Sep 1863.
Fought on 28 Oct 1863 at Wauhatchie, TN.
Fought on 28 Oct 1863 at Lookout Valley, TN.
Fought on 29 Oct 1863 at Lookout Valley, TN.
Fought on 5 Dec 1863 at Loudon, TN.
Fought on 15 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 25 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 28 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 5 Jun 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 8 Jun 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Lost Mountain, GA.
Fought on 16 Jun 1864 at Altonia Mountain, GA.
Fought on 19 Jun 1864 at Marietta, GA.
Fought on 22 Jun 1864 at Marietta, GA.
Fought on 20 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 20 Jul 1864 at Nose's Creek, GA.
Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 15 Nov 1864 at Stones Mountain, GA.
Fought on 17 Nov 1864.
Fought on 24 Feb 1865 at Chesterfield Court House, VA.
Fought on 15 Mar 1865 at South Carolina.
Fought on 17 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 19 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 26 Mar 1865 at Goldsboro, NC.

All American Civil War Battle Summaries Results
WAUHATCHIE, TENN.
OCT. 28TH-29TH, 1863
            Wauhatchie, Tenn., Oct. 28-29, 1863. Portions of 11th and 12th Army Corps. During the march of the two corps, under Maj.-Gen. Joseph Hooker, in Lookout valley with the object of opening a line of communication in the direction of Brown's ferry, which had been captured by the Federals the day before, Geary's division of the 12th corps reached Wanhatchie about 4 p.m. of the 28th and went into camp. The remainder of the command was farther up the valley, Howard's nearest division being 3 miles distant. About l0 p.m. Geary's outposts did some long distance firing at the enemy, and shortly after midnight the Confederates attacked in force. Geary at once formed his line to receive the assault. The 137th N.Y. formed the extreme left, the 109th and 110th Pa. the center, at right angles to the Nashville & Chattanooga railroad, and the right, composed of the 78th and 144th N.Y., was at right angles with the center. The division thus formed the corner of a square, one side of which was parallel to the railroad. The Confederate assault was directed chiefly against the left, the main column advancing upon it without skirmishers. The fighting was hard and desperate, assault after assault being repulsed by the unswerving Federal line. Finding himself foiled in his attempt to break that part of the line after half an hour's fighting, the enemy turned his attention to the center and right the Federals on that front fighting from behind the railroad embankment. The engagement was fierce along the whole line for an hour and a half, when it became apparent that the enemy was preparing another attack in force on the left. In a little while a redoubled force was hurled against the left of the line, while another attempted to outflank Geary on the left, but the latter was thrown back by two companies of the 137th N.Y. A demonstration was then made on the right of the angle, but a single piece of artillery was dragged up the embankment and swept the enemy from it. About 3:30 a.m. the Confederates retired altogether.
            About 1 a.m., on learning of the attack on Geary, Hooker ordered Howard to double-quick Schurz's division to Geary's relief. Before this division had proceeded far it was greeted by a musketry fire from the hills on the left. Tyndale's brigade was sent to dislodge the enemy while the rest of the division hurried on to help Geary. Steinwehr's division followed Schurz and on coming up discovered the enemy on a hill in the latter's rear. Smith's brigade was ordered to clear the hill with the bayonet and successfully obeyed the command in one of the most brilliant charges of the war. The enemy was posted behind intrenchments, but the impetuosity of Smith's attack compelled them to abandon their works in haste. Tyndale accomplished his object with less of a fight. By the time Schurz reached Geary the enemy had retired. The Union casualties in this affair were 78 killed, 327 wounded and 15 captured or missing. The losses in one brigade (Jenkins') which attacked Geary was reported as 31 killed, 286 wounded and 39 missing. The affair was an incident of the reopening of the Tennessee river.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 6

Lorenzo D. Taylor's Grave
Lorenzo D. Taylor
(1837 - 1864)
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville, Sumter Co., GA
Andersonville Code No.: 21321
Grave No.:11,321.

Lorenzo D. Taylor's Cenotaph at Hornby, NY
Lorenzo D. Taylor
(1837 - 1864)
Goodsell Cemetery
Hornby, Steuben Co., NY
(Cenotaph)

Lorenzo's memorial grave is located on the reverse of the stone for his brothers in law, George Eldad Stevens and Darius Wellman Stevens.

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