Taylor, John Henry

Oregon City Courier, Friday, January 27, 1905
John H. Taylor
John H. Taylor died Monday evening at the home of H. E. Cross. Taylor is an old soldier, aged about 70 years, and is not known in this community. A few weeks ago, during the snow fall, he was found under a tree near Mr. Cross’ residence at Gladstone. His condition was such that he was taken to Mr. Cross’ residence and cared for until he died. On his body was found papers indicating that he was a corporal in the United States army during the late war. An honorable discharge was also found among his papers. He has a sister some where in Pennsylvania, and a letter has been written to her, but no reply has yet been received. The deceased had been in Oregon about 33 years.


MILITARY:

Name: John H. Taylor
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Maine
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery
Company: A
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Sergeant
Film Number: M543 roll 21

Name: John H Taylor
Residence: Maine
Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlistment Date: 21 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Maine
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Maine 18th Infantry Regiment on 21 Aug 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal. Promoted to Full Sergeant. Mustered out on 19 Dec 1862. Transferred to Company A, Maine 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment on 19 Dec 1862. Mustered out on 06 Jun 1865.
Birth Date: abt 1839
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine, Research by Harold Slavik

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