Charles A. Taggart

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Charles A. Taggart
Born (1843-01-17)January 17, 1843
Blandford, Massachusetts
Died April 10, 1938(1938-04-10) (aged 95)
Place of burial Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit 37th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles A. Taggart (January 17, 1843 - April 10, 1938) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the 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.[1][2]

Taggart died on April 10, 1938, at age 95 and was buried at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.[1][3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]


Capture of flag.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Charles A. Taggart". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "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. 
  3. ^ Holt, Dean W. (2010). American Military Cemeteries. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 79. ISBN 9780786440238. 

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