TAYLOR, JOSEPH - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 7th Rhode Island Infantry.
Place and date:   At Weldon Railroad, Va., 18 August 1864. Entered service at: Burrillville, R.I.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   20 July 1897.

Citation:   While acting as an orderly to a general officer on the field and alone, encountered a picket of 3 of the enemy and compelled their surrender.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)