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Joseph Taylor

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    7th Rhode Island Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 18, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Weldon Railroad, Virginia, USA
While acting as an orderly to a general officer on the field and alone, encountered a picket of three of the enemy and compelled their surrender.
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph Taylor
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph Taylor
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 20, 1897
  • Born: , England
  • Died: February 14, 1914, Lowell, MA, United States
  • Buried: Edson Cemetery, Lowell, MA, United States

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