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Major General
Zachary Taylor

Daguerreotype of Zachary Taylor
12th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1849[a] â€“ July 9, 1850
Vice President Millard Fillmore
Preceded by James K. Polk
Succeeded by Millard Fillmore
Personal details
Born (1784-11-24)November 24, 1784
Barboursville, Virginia, U.S.
Died July 9, 1850(1850-07-09) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting place Zachary Taylor National Cemetery,
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Margaret Smith (m. 1810)
Children 6, including Sarah Knox, Mary Elizabeth, and Richard Scott
Profession Major general
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1808–1849
Rank Major general
Commands Army of Occupation
Battles/wars War of 1812
ʉۢ Siege of Fort Harrison
Black Hawk War
Second Seminole War
ʉۢ Battle of Lake Okeechobee
Mexican–American War
ʉۢ Battle of Palo Alto
ʉۢ Battle of Resaca de la Palma
ʉۢ Battle of Monterrey
ʉۢ 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.
Zachary Taylor
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.