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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Franklin Taylor

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private in Company L, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry in 1861 and was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service basics from the Soldiers and Sailors database.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/25/1842; Philadelphia, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Old Saint David Church Cemetery, Wayne, PA


1   US National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, Published c. 1999, first accessed 01 January 2000, <>  [AotW citation 25702]