Looking for a photo of James Langhorne Tayloe,Confederate States Navy in the Civil War.Photo is for my personal use only,it can be before or during the civil war.
James Langhorne Tayloe;born in 1841,"Buena Vista," Virginia.Killed March 8,1862 aboard the Confederate gunboat Raleigh in the Battle of Hampton Roads.Buried,Buena Vista,Roanoke County Virginia,Tayloe Cemetery on the estate "Buena Vista"in South East Roanoke.Graves from the cemetery were moved to Fairview in the 1930's.He served a short time in the United States Navyand on July 8,1861 was appointed acting Midshipman Confederate States Navy.
1861, 24 Sep: Became acting Master, C.S.N. 1861-1862: Late in 1861 and early 1862, commanded the S.S. Fanny. 1862, 7-8 Feb: Participated in the Battle of Roanoke Island, NC. 1862, 10 Feb: Participated in the Battle of Elizabeth, NC. Appointed Lieutenant for the war on the same date. 1862, 8 Mar: About 2:00 p.m., the Confederate ironclad "Virginia," formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack, commanded by Capt. Franklin Buchanan, accompanied by 2 one-gun gunboats, the "Beaufort" and "Raleigh," steamed down the Roads (Hampton Roads) with the intention of attacking a Federal flotilla. After a fierce fight of about 2 hours, the "Cumberland" was sunk and the "Congress" driven ashore. Between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m., the "Congress" struck her colors, running up the white flag of surrender. At once Capt. Buchanan ordered a cease fire and instructed a party led by Lt. Tayloe to board the burning "Congress" with the purpose of rescuing the Federal wounded. The rescue party was fired upon, killing or wounding nearly all, including Lt. Tayloe, who died shortly thereafter. Capt. Buchanan was infuriated by the treachery and ordered the "Congress" completely destroyed. While directing fire, the Capt. was so severely wounded that he was forced to turn over the "Virginia" to Lt. Catesby Jones, who commanded her in the fight against the "Monitor" the following day. (NOTE: The wife of Capt. Buchanan was Ann Catherine Lloyd, d/o Edward Lloyd V, granddaughter of Elizabeth Tayloe, who was eldest sister of John Tayloe III, grandfather of Lt. Tayloe, making Ann Catherine Lloyd Buchanan 2nd cousin of James Langhorne Tayloe. Capt. Buchanan's brother McKean was the purser aboard the "Congress.") (3a) His sister Mary Lavinia Tayloe Gwathmey, then living in Richmond, was notified by telegram that James was in the Norfolk Naval Hospital, mortally wounded in the Battles of the "Virginia" (Merrimac) and the Monitor. She went to him and nursed him. The name of James Langhorne Tayloe appears on the Confederate Memorial at Episcopal High School.