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CMOHS.org - Second Lieutenant TAYLOR, WILLIAM, U.S. Army

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TAYLOR, WILLIAM

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company M
Division: 1st Maryland Infantry
Born: Washington, D.C.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Front Royal, Va., 23 May 1862. At Weldon Railroad, Va., 19 August 1864
 
 


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Citation

When a sergeant, at Front Royal, Va., he was painfully wounded while obeying an order to burn a bridge, but, persevering in the attempt, he burned the bridge and prevented its use by the enemy. Later, at Weldon Railroad, Va., then a lieutenant, he voluntarily took the place of a disabled officer and undertook a hazardous reconnaissance beyond the lines of the army; was taken prisoner in the attempt.