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Joseph Taylor
Born (1837-09-22)September 22, 1837
Died February 16, 1912(1912-02-16) (aged 74)
Place of birth England
Place of burial Coventry, Rhode Island
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit 7th Rhode Island Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Globe Tavern
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Joseph Taylor (September 22, 1837 - February 16, 1912) was an English soldier who fought for the Union Army in the United States during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Taylor served in the American Civil War in the 7th Rhode Island Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on July 20, 1897 for his actions at the Battle of Globe Tavern on August 18, 1864.

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Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th Rhode Island Infantry. Place and date: At Weldon Railroad, VA., 18 August 1865. Entered service at:------. Birth: England. Date of Issue: 20 July 1897.


While acting as an orderly to a general officer on the field and alone, encountered a picket of 3 of the enemy and compelled their surrender.[1]

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