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Stalnaker Taylor

Obituary of Addison Cooper Stalnaker, Elkins, West Virginia.

Addison Cooper Stalnaker was born April 5, 1842. His father died when he was quite young, leaving him the oldest of three children and the dependence of his widowed mother in the responsibility of rearing this little family. In this he acquitted himself in a manly way, tilling the soil and keeping his mother's home until the tocsin of war rang through his native valley and aroused him to a stern realization of the fearful ordeal through which his beloved country was to pass. Early in the spring of 1863 he joined Company A (under Capt. William Hamon Taylor), 18th Virginia Cavalry, Imboden's Brigade, and upon a score of battle fields, such as Gettysburg, Williamsport, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Darksville (where Captain Taylor fell), New Market, Piedmont, Lynchburg, and many others, he gave lasting reasons for the faith that was in him. He was abrave soldier and beloved by all who knew him. His home was at Elkins, W. Va., where he died on September 29, 1914.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February, 1916.

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