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With respect to the General's youth, all accounts agree in describing it as one of rare promise for a military man. He early showed a predilection for the exercises and accomplishments which become a soldier; and he clearly exhibited those traits of character which a soldier's life demands.
His desire to enter the army was gratified by his father, whose in? uence obtained for him, in the year 1808, a lieutenancy in the Seventh Regiment of infantry of the United States army. This period was one in which the irritation of our countrymen against Great Britain, in consequence Of her impressments Of seamen and seizure of merchant vessels under orders in council, was greatly aggravated by the outrageous attack on the frigate Chesapeake. Every thing portended an immediate war.
Before the war broke out, in 1812, he had risen to the rank of captain, and being ordered for service in the western country, he was engaged in repelling the border warfare of the Indians, which immediately succeeded the fall of Detroit and the surrender of General Hull's army.
The first notice which we find in the history of the war of Captain Taylor's operations, is the account of his splendid defence of Fort Har rison.
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