I would like to ask a favor of you as an old soldier, and it is this: If you will remember I was with you when you led the charge and carried the flag at that great charge at Spottsylvania C. H., at the "bloody angle" and your horse was killed under you and you got on mine. As as I am certain that was the hottest place I was during the war, and I was in it from the first battle at Manassas to the surrender at Appomattox C. H., I would like to get a certificate from you that I followed you that day, (to hand down to my children and grandchildren in after years).
I see that most of our old officers have died, and I have nothing to show that I was ever in a battle but the five scars I have on my body. If you will write a letter stating that I was with you at that time and at the surrender, I will b e ever so much obliged.
C. C. Taliferro
(Colonel Taylor's note on this letter)-
Mr. Taliaferro speaks of this incident as occuring at the "bloody angle", but that appelation was more generally given to the scene of the fight that took place two days later on May 12th, when Johnson's Division was captured.