Shelby Hayes Taylor
Company C 22nd Infantry
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,
at Ashland, Kentucky. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 8 ¾ 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.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: Section NA Site 364
Grave marker for Shelby H. Taylor
Photo by Carol from the Find a Grave website
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