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Josiah W. Taylor
Sergeant Major, United States Army
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Information provided by Richard A. Taylor of Fincastle, Virginia reports that Urania (sometimes listed as Maria F. Stilson) was married in Lynn, Massachusetts on November 21, 1853 to Sergeant Major Josiah W. Taylor, who was born November 1, 1831 at Exeter, New Hampshire, and who died March 18, 1865 at the Kalorama
General Hospital in Washington, D.C., as a result of wounds and small pox received incurred during the Civil War.

Josiah served in Company I, 11th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 13, Grave 9583, located near the Fort Myer Chapel.

However, Richart Taylor visited the evergreen Cemetery in New Haven and found the burial location of Urania and surprisingly enough it also listed Josiah. It was a common practice to have a local stone in Vermont if the son was buried elsewhere.

Children of Josiah and Urania per pension records are:

Joseph S. Taylor, born September 29, 1854


TAYLOR, JOSIAH
SGT MAJOR VRC
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/18/1865
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT:   SITE 9583
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

JW Taylor PHOTO
Courtesy: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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Posted: 25 May 2002  Updated: 3 April 2004  Updated: 18 September 2004  Updated: 10 September 2005