Monuments to Individuals at Gettysburg

The monument to Colonel Charles Frederick Taylor is south of Gettysburg on Ayers Avenue.(39.795601° N, 77.241234° W; Google map; Tour map: Ayers Avenue – Loop)

Nearby is the monument to Colonel Taylor’s 13th Pennsylvania Reserves, also known as the Bucktails and the First Rifle Regiment.

Colonel Taylor was only 23 years old when he was killed at Gettysburg, but he had already been wounded at Fredericksburg after becoming colonel of the Bucktails at the age of 21. A native of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, he had attended the University of Michigan at the age of 15 but had returned home to run his ailing father’s farm before the war broke out.

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Monument to Union Colonel Charles Frederick Taylor at Gettysburg

From the Monument:

Here fell
Charles Frederick Taylor
July 2, 1863
Age 23 years 4 months 26 days.
Colonel of the “Bucktails”
First Rifle Regiment P.R.V.C.
Erected by his comrades and friends

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

Colonel Charles Frederick Taylor

Colonel Charles Frederick Taylor