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Obituary of Catlett Conway Taliaferro, Roanoke, Virginia.

Maj. Catlett Conway Taliaferro, of Roanoke, Va., died suddenly on March 2, 1916, while on a business trip to New York City in the interest of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company, by which he was employed as a real estate agent.

Major Taliaferro was sixty-nine year old. He was one of the most prominent men of Virginia and was widely known throughout the South in his Confederate affiliations. At the age of fourteen years he ran away from his home, in Orange County, Va., and enlised in Stonewall Jackson's brigade, serving under that great commander until the tragedy at Chancellorsville which cost the South so heavily in the death of Jackson. Major Taliaferro was detailed as one of the guards who accompanied the Southern learder's body to its resting plance in Lexington, Va. He later joined General Lee's command and was said to have been the General's truce bearer at the surrender at Appomattox. He was badly wounded in the fighting near Spottsylvania Courthouse and was given meritorious mention for gallantry as a courier and scout. He was buried at Hamden-Sidney, Va.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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