Medal of Honor Heritage Trail
Chickamauga - September - 1863
Orville T. Chamberlain was a student at the University of Notre Dame in northwestern Indiana. Early in the war so many other students, including a few of the priest instructors, followed his example,
When the war was over, a proud Notre Dame welcomed back several bona fide war heroes and became home to a unique veteran's organization: a Grand Army of the Republic post composed entirely of ordained priests or professed brothers.
Anthony Taylor responded to President Lincoln's call for volunteers early in the war and enlisted on August 22, 1861 as a Private in Company A of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment. He was promoted to First Sergeant on March 1, 1863 and to First Lieutenant on May 8, 1863 as the Army was preparing to move against the Confederates at Tullahoma. During the Battle of Chickamauga Lieutenant Taylor was in charge of the couriers at Rosecrans headquarters.
On September 20, while General Rosecrans and the senior officers made a rapid retreat toward Chattanooga, Lieutenant Taylor joined a group organized by Captain Horace
At the end of the war, it was Anthony Taylor who carried the dispatch from General Palmer that led to the capture of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.
He was awarded the Congressional
Medal of Honor, issued
on December 4, 1893, for
his heroic action in the
second day of fighting at Chickamauga.
His citation reads: “Held out to the last
with a small force against the advance of
superior numbers of the enemy."
Erected by the D.A. and I.H. Jewell Memorial Foundation, the National Medal of Honor Foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1863.
Location. 34° 53.007′ N, 85° 16.032′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Lee Gordan Mill Terrace east of Red Belt Road, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Lee & Gordon's Mills. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Red Belt Road, Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Captain Horace Porter. (Submitted on November 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Orville T. Chamberlain. (Submitted on November 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia article on Anthony Taylor. (Submitted on November 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.