Oliver Taylor, Civil War Soldier


Oliver Taylor
Born in Amherst, Mass._Son of Moses Taylor,_by occupation a Machinist,_Married,_at the age of 31 enlsited for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company D._Mustered into service September 25th, 1862.
During the whole term of service, from the formation of the company till their return to Chicopee, Taylor performed his part in all duties and movements,_Goldsboro expedition, Trent Road reconnoissances, at Plymouth, Gum Swamp affair, and the Maryland campaign.
At Philadelphia, on the way home, Taylor began to feel unwell; he grew rapidly worse after reaching Chicopee. When the company was mustered out of service, July 29th, at Springfield, Mass, he was unable to be present.
He died of dysentery and camp fever, at his home in Chicopee Falls, Twenty minutes past three o’clock on the morning of Wednesday, August 5th, 1863.
His late brothers in arms, members of Company D. and a large assemblage of relatives and friends attended the funeral ceremonies on the afternoon of Thursday, the 6th of August, and his remains were buried, with military honors, in the cemetery at Chicopee Falls.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Oliver Taylor, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed January 22, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2569.