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Taylor, Franklin J.


Age: 18, credited to Newfane, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 3/26/64, m/i 4/12/64, Pvt, Co. E, 17th VT INF, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, Petersburg, dis/wds, 11/4/65

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Birth: 05/23/1845, Worcester, VT
Death: 05/20/1928

Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 80481504


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/13/1866; widow Octava B., 6/4/1928, VT, not approved
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT

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Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

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FRANKLIN J. TAYLOR volunteered from the town of Worcester August, 1862, at the age of 19, joined Company C, and was mustered into the army October 10, 1862, and started at once for the seat of war. He was young, robust, with a happy disposition and yet eager for the life of a soldier. His heart seemed to be on fire to fight for the Union. Had no experience, but plenty of courage and patriotism. He was large and strong for a youth of his age. He fulfilled the expectations and did much good under all circumstances. At the expiration of his term of service received an honorable discharge and returned to his native state proud that he had been in battle in defence of the right and preservation of the Union. See page 200 for his pictures.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 510

Frank J. Taylor

St. Albans Daily messenger

May 22,1928

Death of Civil War Veteran

Frank J. Taylor, lifelong resident of Worcester, died last night at the home of his son, Clinton W. Taylor, of 125 Barre st., Montpelier, in the eighty-third year of his age.

Mr. Taylor, enlisted in the 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry early in the Civil war and on his discharge immediately re-enlisted in Co. E, 17th Vermont Infantry, serving until the close of the war. At the battle of Petersburg in 1865, his leg was shattered by grape-shot and he was in a hospital for many weeks, suffering two amputations.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

13th Vermont Regimental History