Daguerreotype of Zachary Taylor
|12th President of the United States|
March 4, 1849[a] â€“ July 9, 1850
|Vice President||Millard Fillmore|
|Preceded by||James K. Polk|
|Succeeded by||Millard Fillmore|
November 24, 1784|
Barboursville, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||July 9, 1850
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting place||Zachary Taylor National Cemetery,
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Smith (m. 1810)|
|Children||6, including Sarah Knox, Mary Elizabeth, and Richard Scott|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1808â€“1849|
|Commands||Army of Occupation|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812
â€¢ Siege of Fort Harrison
Black Hawk War
Second Seminole War
â€¢ Battle of Lake Okeechobee
â€¢ Battle of Palo Alto
â€¢ Battle of Resaca de la Palma
â€¢ Battle of Monterrey
â€¢ Battle of Buena Vista
I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.