What famous nickname did Taylor acquire in Florida?

Military Career Read more from
Chapter Zachary Taylor

Taylor became known as “Old Rough and Ready” because he served alongside his men in battle and engaged in no pretenses. Taylor often wore old ragged clothes. It endeared him to many people and may have helped vault him into the White House years later.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Presidents Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App