William Taylor was born in April 8, 1826 and enlisted as a private at North Liberty in Company G of the 100th Pennsylvania Regiment on August 31, 1861. While a soldier in the American Civil War, Taylor was stationed in camps throughout Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, and Maryland. Taylor was promoted to Sergeant on April 15, 1863, to First Lieutenant on July 23, 1864, to Second Lieutenant on May 2, 1864, and to Captain on October 4, 1864. Taylor was discharged from the service with a medical certificate November 13, 1864. Taylor often wrote home to his wife, Jane McKnight Taylor, during the war. Taylor died December 22, 1890 in Cambridge, NJ at the age of 64.
William Taylor in the SCRC database.
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