Sunday, July 20, 2014

Young Zachary Taylor

It was soon after the affair of the Chesapeake and Leopard...that young Taylor, only eighteen years of age, applied for a commission in the army... .  At an early age he had associated himself with one of the volunteer corps of Kentucky, and obtained a high reputation for aptitude military science, which was his favorite study.

In 1808, the last year of Mr Jefferson's second administration, and while Gen. Henry Dearborn was Secretary of War, Zachary Taylor received the appointment of Lieutenant in the 7th infantry and his military career in the regular service of the United States.

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