Taylor, Charles, COL

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Colonel (Infantry)
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1861-1863, Army of the Potomac
Service Years
1861 - 1863


Colonel (Infantry)

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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Kennett Square

Casualty Date
Jul 02, 1863
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Civil War
Location of Interment
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 Unit Assignments
Army of the Potomac
  1861-1863, Army of the Potomac
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1862-1862 Antietam Campaign (1862)/Battle of Antietam 16 to 18 September 1862
  1862-1862 Fredericksburg Campaign (1862)/Battle of Fredericksburg 11 to 15 December 1862
  1863-1863 Gettysburg Campaign (1863)/Battle of Gettysburg
 Colleges Attended 
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1855-1856, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Hardly had cover been taken when the vigorous fire from the enemy, posted both in Devil's Den and the woods, upon their left flank, attracted the attention of the officers. Captain Mack, noticing Corporal Brookins of Company G, near him, ordered him to look into the woods to see what was there. It was a dangerous proceeding, but Mack, Brookins and Private Davis, of Company G, started forward. Moving both beyond the left end of the wall, and a short distance to the front of it, they ran into a line of the enemy of such strength as to make them seek instant cover, Mack and Bookins behind a tree, Davis behind a rock. At this moment Lieutenant Kratzer, accompanied by Private Hall, of Company K, came up. With but two or three guns amongst them, to attack would have been madness. The little party, sheltering themselves as best they could, were debating what to do, when Colonel Taylor, with Lieutenant Ward, came tearing forward. 'Why don't you fire?' he asked, eager as ever to lead an assault. Upon being informed that the party was too weak to warrant an attack, he said he would order up more men immediately. His men, fearful for his safety called to him to take cover. But the warning came too late, for as he spoke a rebel took aim at him. Brookins threw his gun to his shoulder, but the weapon missed fire. Without a word, the Colonel dropped into Kratzer's arms, a bullet hole in his breast."
History of the Bucktails
Captain, Co. H, 13th Regt. PRVC- 12 JUN 1861
Colonel, 13th Regt. PRVC- 1 MAR 1863

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