Private James Taylor was born ca. 1838 in Georgia.
In 1860 he was living near Marianna, Calhoun County, Florida, at his mother Elizabeth’s residence along with two younger sisters and three younger brothers. James was a laborer, and married Nancy prior to his enlistment.
He enlisted on May 12th, 1862 at Rico’s Bluff, Liberty County, Florida in Captain Davidson’s Company. He was left sick at Calhoun County when the company left the state, but rejoined it after June 30th in Tennessee.
He took ill again on October 28th, 1862, and was sent to the Fairground Hospital #1 at Atlanta shortly after; he died there on December 17th, 1862.
James is interred at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.