b. 04/07/1841 Galena, Illinois. d. 03/05/1909 Leavenworth, Kansas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/06/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Galena, Illinois, he served as a Sergeant in Company C, 45th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. During the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on June 25, 1863, Sergeant Taylor was the first to plant the colors of the Union Army on the Confederate fortifications at Fort Hill. For this heroic action in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 1, 1893.
Was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy's works.
BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, CLAY CENTER, KANSAS.
Addition 1, Block 8, Lot 16, Grave 7
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