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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Henry H Taylor

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    45th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 25, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy's works.
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry H. Taylor
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry H. Taylor
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 1, 1863
  • Born: July 4, 1841, Near Galena, Jo Daviess County, IL, United States
  • Died: May 3, 1909, Leavenworth, KS, United States
  • Buried: Greenwood Cemetery (MH) (8-16-7), Clay Center, KS, United States

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