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Taliaferro Family papers

Identifier: CHC-1983-005

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material belonging to Hubert "Hugo" Taliaferro. Jr., an American captured at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 regarding his life, his military service and the Taliaferro family. The collection contains papers and photographs from 1838 September 16 to 1979 May 9.


  • Creation: circa 1840-1979

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English, French, and German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

James Hubert Taliaferro, Jr. (called Hugo or Hubert) was born on 1924 February 21 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to James Hubert Taliaferro, Sr. (called Hubert or Casper) and Ida Gilbert Taliaferro. Hugo grew up in Chattanooga and attended the McCallie School. During World War II he served in the United States Army and was captured by German forces during the Battle of the Bulge. When he was released at the end of the war he weighed only 72 pounds. Hubert's brother, Gilbert Taliaferro, also served during World War II and was killed in action in France on 1944 December 9. Following the war, Hugo returned to the United States and attended Davidson COllege before moving to New York City. Hubert Sr. and Ida built a new home in Rising Fawn, Georgia they called Tali High. Following his retirement Hugo returned to the Chattanooga area. He spent his retirement Working with his partner, the Reverend Joel W. Murchison, to remodel the home his parents had built and becoming an active member of Christ Church Episcopal Church in Chattanooga. He died on 2004 May 25 and is buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, North Carolina.

"James Hubert Taliaferro, Jr." Find a Grave. Accessed August 2, 2018.


4.08 Linear Feet (7 containers)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Hubert Taliaferro, Jr. donated this collection to the Chattanooga History Center on 1983 May 18. The Chattanooga History Center donated this collection to the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 2017 June 12.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

Support for processing this collection was funded, in part, by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Faculty Grants program in 2017.

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Collection Area Details

Part of the Chattanooga History Collections Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States