Walter L. Taylor

Company D 22nd Infantry

Died of Disease 1898




1st Lieutenant Walter Taylor contracted malaria during the campaign in Cuba, and then typhoid fever at Camp Montauk.
He died in New York City on September 18, 1898, was taken home to Thomasville, Georgia, and buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery.




The inscription on the monument of Walter Taylor's grave. It reads:

First Lieutenant of the United States Army
BORN MAY 26, 1865.---DIED SEPT. 18, 1898
from fever contracted during the siege before
Santiago de Cuba, of the Spanish American War


Photo by Mike Dover from the Find A Grave website





For an in depth profile of LT Walter Taylor,
go to his page in the HISTORY section on the 1st Battalion website
by clicking on the following link:

1st Lieutenant Walter Taylor








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