War Correspondent, 1864: The Sketchbooks Of James E. Taylor


The handwriting begins to look a little like Taylor’s own, but we persevere: “In closing it may be of interest to state that Mr. James E. Taylor is a bachelor. Perhaps that is the only fault to be found with an otherwise entirely admirable career. But it is never too late to mend.—Ellen Corinne Bergen, January, 1900”

Ellen Corinne Bergen?

But it really was too late for the old bachelor, who had given all his love to that last chivalric war. On June 22, 1901, forty years after the 10th New York marched off, bands playing, pipes shrieking, the vicissitudes and the adventures ended, the old war buff struck the tent.