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Henry H. Taylor

Date of birth: July 4, 1841
Date of death: May 03, 1909
Burial location: Clay Center, Kansas
Place of Birth: Illinois, Galena
Home of record: Galena Illinois


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Henry H. Taylor, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 June 1863, while serving with Company C, 45th Illinois Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sergeant Taylor was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy's works.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 1, 1863

Action Date: June 25, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company C

Division: 45th Illinois Infantry