Ten fun facts about Zachary Taylor


Fact 1
Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia in 1784.

Fact 2
He entered military service around 1808 and served throughout the War of 1812.

Fact 3
Zachary Taylor was reduced to the rank of captain when the war ended in 1814 when he resigned from the army. He re-entered again after one year when he gained commission as a major.

Fact 4
In 1819, Taylor was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and took the 7th Infantry to Natchitoches, Louisiana, on the Red River.

Fact 5
He was promoted to colonel of the 1st Infantry Regiment in April 1832. Taylor was a Brigadier General as a result of his victory over the Seminoles at Lake Okeechobee (1837).

Fact 6
He acquired his nickname, “Old Rough and Ready” fighting in the Seminole Indian War 1837 – 1840.

Fact 7
In 1841, Zachary Taylor was made commander of the Second Department of the Army’s Western Division. He spent much time attending to military matters and land speculation.

Fact 8
Zachary became a popular hero when he commanded American forces at the Battle of Palo Alto and the nearby Battle of Resace de la Palma.

Fact 9
Taylor was the last U.S president to own slaves while in the White House. He was elected president in 1849.

Fact 10
Taylor died on July 8, 1950 at the White House.


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Was the 12th President of the United States and an American military leader who enjoyed the status of a national hero.

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