Camp Zachary Taylor was named after one of Louisville’s adopted sons, and 12th President of the United States, Zachary Taylor. Taylor was born in Virginia in 1784, but his family moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky when he was an infant. The 12th President is interred in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, which is located in Louisville, Ky, not far from his boyhood home.
Many of the soldiers, who trained at the cantonment in Louisville which bared his name, are also interred there. Over the next several months, I will be adding images of more tombstones of WW1 veterans who trained at Camp Zachary Taylor, and who also lie in rest at our National Cemetery.