Monday, May 19, 2014

David F. Taylor, 20th., Arkansas, Infantry.

David F. Taylor.

Birth: 1829, Tennessee.
Death: November 20, 1863, Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Wife: Margaret Taylor.

Children: Martha, Louisa, John, James, and Ambrose Taylor.

Burial: Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery, Scotland, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Service Record.

Taylor, David F., Private, Enlisted at Washington, Arkansas, March 1, 1862; captured at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17, 1863; sent to Fort Delaware, September 22, 1863; sent to Point Lookout, Maryland; died in prison, November 20, 1863.

Surgeon General Report.

The next case was forwarded on medical descriptive lists from the HAMMOND HOSPITAL, Point Lookout, Maryland, Surgeon Anthony Heger, U. S. A., in charge. All  the patients were prisoners of war.

CASE 228. Private David F. Taylor, company A, 20th Arkansas; admitted November 7, 1863. Chronic diarrhoea. The patient stated that he was taken sick in July last ; he was very weak. Ordered Stimulants and opium pills. November 18th :The diarrhoea has diminished ; during the day the patient had a chill. The stimulants were continued, and mustard plasters applied to the extremities. November 19th : Had another chill. Treatment continued. November 20th : He had another chill, during which he died. These chills partook rather of the nature of spasms ; during the intervals the patient was able to sit up. Autopsy the same day. 

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