Cdv of Captain Alfred B. Taylor, 5th US Cavalry. Period ink identification on the front of cdv as shown.
Please see his biography below. Wear as seen in the photograph.
Alfred Bronaugh Taylor was born in Washington, D. C., about 1843, the son of Rear Admiral W. R. Taylor. Little, aside from his military service, is known about him. At the age of nineteen, on May 28, 1862, he enrolled in Baltimore, Maryland, for three months as a private in Company H, 22d Regiment, New York State Militia, and was mustered out with the company and honorably discharged September 5, 1862, in New York City. He again enlisted June 29, 1863, in Washington, D. C., and was honorably discharged November 12, 1863, as a private, Troop K, 5th Regiment of Cavalry, to enable him to accept a commission as second lieutenant in the same regiment, to take effect October 31, 1863. On September 12, 1864, he was promoted to first lieutenant. He took part in the operations at Mine Run, served during the winter of 1863-64 near Mitchell's Station, and, the following spring, was in action on the Rapidan, at Charlottesville, Stannardsville, and Morton's Ford. From March 24, 1864, to the end of the war, he was on escort duty with General Grant and was brevetted captain April 9, 1865, for gallant conduct in actions at Richmond and Petersburg and in Surrey County.
† After the war he was promoted to Captain on June 22, 1869. He joined his company at Fort McPherson, Nebraska, August 25, 1869, and was in action against the Indians on the Republican River and Prairie Dog Creek, Kansas. He was transferred to Camp Grant, Arizona, in January, 1872, and served through the Apache campaign of 1872-73. He was stationed at Fort Lyon, Colorado, in 1875-76, and at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1876. He was also in action during the Sioux uprisings at Chadron Creek, Nebraska, and at Powder River and Bates Creek at the end of that year. Owing to the hardships of the winter campaign, his health was affected, and he was forced to relinquish the command of his company at Red Cloud Agency in December, 1876. He was almost continually on sick leave until April, 1879, when he retired from active service.