Lyman Taylor

Lyman Taylor was born in 1843.

(He was possibly related to Lyman and Fanny Taylor of Van Buren County, Michigan. In 1860 one Lyman Taylor, a farmer, age 42 and born in Ohio and his wife Fanny, age 30, and born in New York, moved to Michigan sometime before 1854 and were living with their four children in Arlington, Van Buren County. In 1860 there was one Lyman Taylor, b. 1847 in Michigan, living with his father David, b. 1810, and mother Jane, b. 1828 and siblings in Lyon, Oakland County; in 1880 this Lyman was working as a farmer and still living with his parents and his younger brother Charles, b. 1852, in Oakland County.)

Lyman was 18 years old and living in Ionia County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company H on November 21, 1861 in Grand Rapids for 3 years, and was mustered on December 13 at Detroit. He is not found in the 1905 Third Michigan Regimental history.

Lyman was reported as absent sick in a general hospital in July of 1862 through August, and allegedly deserted on September 21 at Upton’s Hill, Virginia. In fact, he was either still absent in the hospital and subsequently discharged for disability on October 3, 1862, at Edward’s Ferry, Maryland, or he had already been discharged as of June 28 at Detroit.

Either way it does not appear that Lyman reentered the military nor is there a pension available for his service in the Third Michigan infantry.