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A. Taylor
A. Taylor

Federal (USV)


Anthony Taylor

(1837 - 1894)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (detachment)


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company A, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 22 August 1862. He was promoted Corporal "soon after."

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was one of the 250 "hand-picked" members of the Regiment present at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted to Sergeant on 20 October 1862, to First Sergeant 1 March 1863, and to First Lieutenant on 8 May 1863. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863. Commissioned Captain, Company G, on 1 June 1865, but was not mustered at that rank.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from Bates1. His photograph from Hamersly2. With his presence at Antietam and further details from Powell3. Death and burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 10/11/1837    Place of Birth: Burlington, NJ    
Death Date: 05/21/1894    Death Place: Philadelphia, PA    Burial Place: St. James the Less churchyard, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10157]

2   Hamersly, Lewis Randolph, Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who served in the Civil War, Philadelphia: Hamersly, L.R & Co., 1893, pg. 114  [AotW citation 10158]

3   Powell, William Henry, editor, Officers of the Army and Navy (volunteer) who Served in the Civil War, Philadelphia: L. R. Hamersly & Company, 1893, pg. 67  [AotW citation 10159]

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