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 Anthony Taylor

Anthony Taylor

Birth
Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 21 May 1894 (aged 56)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Lot 345
Memorial ID 6827 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted as a Private on August 22, 1861, and was mustered into Company A, 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. Promoted several times, he had been commissioned as 1st Lieutenant on May 8, 1863. He was serving at this rank when he performed an act bravery at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20, 1863 that garnered him the CMOH. His citation reads "Held out to the last with a small force against the advance of superior numbers of the enemy". His Medal was issued on December 4, 1893. He finished out the war receiving a promotion to Captain of Company G on June 1, 1865, but was mustered out on June 21, 1865 before the promotion was official. He was one of six 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant Everett W. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Betts, Private John G. Bourke, Colonel William J. Palmer, and Private John Tweedale).

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  • Added: 31 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6827
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anthony Taylor (11 Oct 1837–21 May 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6827, citing Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .