Charles A. Taggart
|Charles A. Taggart|
January 17, 1843|
|Died||April 10, 1938(aged 95)|
|Place of burial||Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||37th Massachusetts Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
• Battle of Sayler's Creek
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born on January 17, 1843, in Blandford, Massachusetts, Taggart was living in Otis, Massachusetts, when he joined the Army. He served during the Civil War as a private in Company B of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry. At the Battle of Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865, he captured a battle flag. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on May 10, 1865.
Medal of Honor citation
Capture of flag.
- "Charles A. Taggart". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- "Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 26, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- Holt, Dean W. (2010). American Military Cemeteries. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 79. ISBN 9780786440238.