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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charles Frederick Taylor

 
 
Charles Frederick Taylor Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Charles Frederick Taylor Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
Here fell
Charles Frederick Taylor
July 2, 1863
Age 23 years 4 months 26 days
Colonel of "The Bucktails"
First Rifle Regiment P.V.R.C.
Erected by his comrades and friends
1905

(Back):
Charles Frederick Taylor
Born February 6 1840
Enrolled May 16 1861
Captain Co. H. 13th Penna. Reserves
First Rifles May 28 1861
Colonel March 1 1863
Killed in action July 2 1863

 
Erected 1905 by Comrades and Friends.
 
Location. 39° 47.74′ N, 77° 14.48′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the southeast corner of the Wheatfield in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second U.S. Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Pennsylvania Reservers (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventh U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade
Back of Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back of Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Third U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Old Bucktails. A history of the 1st Pennsylvania Rifles / 13th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps / 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Original Marker and Different Location
One of the first markers placed at Gettysburg was a simple stone, looking like a gravestone, for Charles Taylor, dedicated in 1878. It stood on the east side of the ridge line, overlooking Plum Run Valley. Photos from the 1880s show Little Round Top in the distance. Later in the 1900s, funds for a new monument were secured, and the present one was placed closer to the site of Colonel Taylor's mortal wounding.
Charles Frederick Taylor Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Charles Frederick Taylor Memorial
    — Submitted February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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