Born on April 6, 1869, he was serving with the 12th United States Infantry when he was killed in the Philippines Insurrection on December 26, 1899.
He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery among other family members.
Edward Taylor of Illinois
Appointed From Idaho, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1889 (47) Second Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry, 12 June 1893
First Lieutenant, 26 April 1898
Died 26 December 1899
TRAIN KILLS AN OFFICER
Runds Over Lieutenant Edward Taylor Near Bautista
WASHINGTON, December 29, 1899 – General Otis, at Manila,cabled the War Department today that First Lieutenant Edward Taylor, Twelfth Infantry, was run over by a train crossing theAgnoRivfer near Bautista, on the26th inst. and died in a few hours.
Lieutenant Taylor was born in Illinois, and was appointed to the Army from Idaho in June 1889. He was graduated at the Military Academy and assigned to the Twelfth Infantry, with which heserved in South Dakota and Nebraska up to the timeof the outbreakof the Spanish-American War, when he accompanied the expedition against Santiago, Cuba. At the close of the war, he rejoined his regiment and served in Kansas and Missouri until February 1899, when he accompanied his regiment to thePhilippines.
LIETU 12 US INF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/26/1899
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION OFFR SITE 313
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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