Born in 1865 he was the son of Joseph Hancock and Mary Meigs Taylor. His middle names may are “John Rodgers” and he may be named after his mother's brother, John Rodgers Meigs, who was killed in action in the Civil War.
His brother, Montgomery Meigs Taylor, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
He died in 1949 and was buried among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
John Rodgers Meigs Taylor, of the District of Columbia
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 4 June 1885 (37)
Second Lieutenant, 7th Infantry, 12 June 1889
Captain 14th United States Infantry, 17 1899
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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