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Federal (USV)


Joseph J. Taylor

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Sergeant, Company C, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 August 1861.

On the Campaign

At Antietam on 17 September 1862:

Colonel Morehead's horse was shot from under him, and, falling, held him fast until released by Sergeant Joseph Taylor and Corporals McNeal and Stephen Taylor of Company C.
Soon afterward, Sergeant Taylor was wounded in the back.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 13 January 1863.

References & notes

Basic information and the quote above from Ward1. Wound detail from Nelson.2


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 105, 317  [AotW citation 21540]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 409  [AotW citation 21541]