Henry H. Taylor

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Henry H. Taylor
Born (1841-07-04)July 4, 1841
Galena, Illinois
Died May 3, 1909(1909-05-03) (aged 67)
Buried Clay Centre, Kansas
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Illinois Company C, 45th Illinois Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Henry H. Taylor (July 4, 1841 – May 3, 1909) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Clark received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on June 25 1863. He was honored with the award on 1 September 1893.[1][2][3]


Taylor was born in Galena, Illinois on July 4, 1841. He enlisted into the 45th Illinois Infantry C Company, entering service in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He died on May 3, 1909 and he is buried in Clay Centre, Kansas.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Citation: Was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy's works.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (S-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry H. Taylor". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 14 December 2013.