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A. Taylor

A. Taylor

Federal (USV)

Corporal

Anthony Taylor

(1837 - 1894)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (detachment)

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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

10/11/1837; Burlington, NJ

Death

05/21/1894 Philadelphia, PA; burial in St. James the Less churchyard, Philadelphia, PA

Notes

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]