Shelby Hayes Taylor

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 12/07/1899

 

 

Shelby H. Taylor was born in Harrison County, Kentucky in 1877.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on May 19, 1899
at Ashland, Kentucky. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 8 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
brown eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Sawyer.

Private Shelby H. Taylor died of dysentery at Bayombang, Philippines, on December 7, 1899.
In one account he is listed as having died from acute diarrhea, which is a condition of dysentery.

 

Below is his listing in a report of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:

 


 

Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway

 

 

 

Shelby Taylor was buried in the small military cemetery (Natine Cemetery) at Bayombang in Infantry Grave #3,
on the island of Luzon. His remains were later returned to the United States where he was interred in California.

 

Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section NA Site 364

 

Grave marker for Shelby H. Taylor

Photo by Carol from the Find a Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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