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l Taylor, and assumed command of a squadron of his regiment. He took part in the battle of Palo Alto, and was brevetted major for gallantry and distinguished services in that action. He was one of the heroes of the following battle of Resaca de la Palma, where he charged a battery of eighteen- pounders, leading his dragoons up to the guns, and sabering the gunners at their pieces. For this he received a brevet commission as lieutenant colonel for gallantry and highly distinguished conduct inold army, Colonel May, or Charley May, as he was commonly called, was very popular. He was celebrated for his skill as an equestrian and for feats of horsemanship. He was a popular hero in 1846, when the story of his daring achievement at Resaca de la Palma was in every one's mouth, and pictures of "Captain May," charging through fire and smoke up to the Mexican guns, are familiar to all of us. He was a brave soldier and an accomplished gentleman, and his name will be associated in history wit