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Civil War Soldiers - Taliaferro

TALIAFERRO, WILLIAM B., Virginia.
Colonel, Twenty-third Virginia Regiment Infantry, Provisional Army of Virginia, May 1, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., March 4, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., January 1, 1865.

Commands.
May 1, 1861, commanding post and troops at Gloucester Point, Va. June 1, 1861 , commanding Twenty-third Virginia Regiment Infantry and commanding troops in engagement at Carrick's Ford, July 13, 1861. August , 1861, as colonel, commanding brigade composed of Twenty-third, Thirty-seventh and Forty-fourth Virginia Regiments of Infantry and Rogers' Battery of Artillery. December , 1861, as colonel, commanding brigade composed of Twenty-third and Thirty-seventh Virginia, Third Arkansas and First Georgia Regiments. March , 1862. as brigadier general, commanding brigade composed of Tenth, Twenty-third and Thirty-seventh Virginia Regiments, Army of the Valley, under Major General T. J. Jackson. August , 1862, brigade composed of the Tenth, Twenty-third and Thirty-seventh Virginia and Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Alabama Regiments. August 9, 1862, to January , 1863, commanding division composed of the "Stonewall Brigade" and the brigades of Campbell and Stark. March , 1863, commanding District of Savannah, Ga. July , 1863, commanding the defenses and the troops on Morris Island, S. C. August , 1863, in command, on James Island, S. C., of forces consisting of Colquitt's Georgia, Anderson's Georgia, and Hagood's South Carolina Brigades and unattached troops. February , 1864, commanding division in Florida composed of Finegan's, Colquitt's, Wise's, and Page's Brigades. May , 1864, commanding the Seventh Military District, South Carolina. December , 1864, commanding District of South Carolina. January , 1865, commanding division composed of Elliott's, Rhett's and Anderson's Brigades.

Taliaferro, William Booth, born in Virginia, appointed at large captain of infantry, February 23, 1847.
Eleventh Infantry, April 9, 1847.
Major of infantry, August 2, 1847.
Honorably mustered out August 26, 1848.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
 


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