JAMES L. TAYLOR, LT, CSN
James Taylor '60
Date of birth: 1841
Date of death: March 8, 1862
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
James Langhorne Taylor was admitted to the Naval Academy from Virginia on September 24, 1855 at age 14 years 11 months.
From Find A Grave:
James Langhorne Tayloe, born Roanoke, Virginia, 1840 or 1841; son of William Tayloe; attended Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia; entered the United States Naval Academy; graduated 1860; resigned from the United States Navy, June 6, 1861, and entered the Confederate States Navy, July 8, 1861, as acting Midshipman; in command of the CSS Fanny at the battle of Roanoke; promoted Master, September 24, 1861, and Lieutenant, February 10, 1862; killed in action aboard the CSS Raleigh, March 8, 1862, at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.
Acting Midshipman, 24 September, 1855. Midshipman, 15 June, 1860. Dismissed 5 July, 1861.
William Hutter '63 was also killed in this engagement.
Memorial Hall Error
His last name was spelled "Tayloe." Memorial Hall has "Taylor."
Confederates in Memorial Hall
This alumni is included on this site because he is listed in Memorial Hall. We do not feel this is appropriate—these men took up arms against the same constitution they'd once sworn to support and defend—and we have engaged with the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Alumni Association to correct these and other errors.
Class of 1860
James is the only member of the Class of 1860 in Memorial Hall.