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Charles Taylor
Place of birth Baltimore, Maryland
Place of burial Soldiers Home National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank First Sergeant
Battles/wars Indian Wars
*Apache Wars
*Battle of Big Dry Wash
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles Taylor (1840 – August 3, 1899) was an American cavalry soldier and Medal of Honor recipient. He was cited for "gallantry in action" in the Battle of Big Dry Wash in the Arizona Territory in 1882, for which he received the Medal of Honor. Three other men, First Lieutenant Frank West, Second Lieutenant Thomas Cruse and Second Lieutenant George H. Morgan were also awarded Medals of Honor in this action.

Death and burial[edit | edit source]

Taylor attained the rank of First Sergeant before his death on August 3, 1899. He is buried at Soldiers Home National Cemetery in plot K-0851.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Big Dry Wash, Ariz., 17 July 1882. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Baltimore, Md. Date of issue: 16 December 1882.

Citation:

Gallantry in action.[2]

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