Jane, without more to go on, this one will be tough. With both his given and surname being fairly common, the complications multiply. The man that I previously found was in one of the three companies that I could identify as being raised in Crawford County. No other men by that name enlisted in any of those three companies.On a list of men named Taylor in Confederate service from Georgia, I found 10 with the initial "J" plus dozens more with J plus a middle initial. I found 9 men named James, plus dozens more with James and a middle initial. Coming from a fairly well-off family, he may have been an officer (though not necessarily). Most of the men on the list were privates, with a few corporals and sergeants in the mix. Only one was an officer, and he was a lieutenant from Newnan. I did find one James Taylor who was a captain in the Quartermaster Department of the CS army, but his record makes no mention of what state he was from, so he could only be considered a "maybe". Maybe I missed something, but it seems odd to me that a man who would commission a statue of himself to be sculpted from Italian marble, and placed in the cemetery before his death, would not have more prominent mention in histories of the area. His obituary in the Macon paper makes no mention of Confederate service. In fact, the only "proof" that I could find came from Mr. Taylor himself when answering the question concerning military service on the 1910 census. Do you have any other information, even seemingly insignificant, that might provide another lead?