On Sunday, July 24th, in honor of the Illinois portion of the newly designated Medal of Honor Highway 20, the Medal of Honor Highway 20 Caravan will leave East Dubuque, IL at 9:30 AM and drive across Illinois to the Indiana border.
This Caravan will be stopping briefly in Galena, IL at 10:00 am. The Fickbohm-Hissem Post 193, Galena has the privilege of honoring the only Galena Area Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Henry H. Taylor (Civil War Veteran). The community is invited to a brief ceremony.
Members of the caravan include the American Legion Department Commander Wayne L. Fischer and VFW past State Commander Bobby Welch. Jerry Howard, Commander Fickbohm-Hissem Post 193, Galena, may be contacted at 815-990-4641 or to answer questions.
Event Date: Sunday, July 24th, 2022
Place: Depot Park, Galena, IL located at 99 Bouthillier Street.
Time: Be at Depot Park by 9:30 AM. The Caravan arrives at 10:00 AM. The Caravan will leave Galena by 11:00 AM.
Color Guard: Local American Legion Post 193 and VFW Post 2665 will provide the Color Guard.
The Community is invited to share this memorable event. Bring lawn chairs, etc. Ample parking is available at Depot Park.
About Sgt. Henry H. Taylor MOH (Civil War)
Unit/Command: Company C, 45th Illinois Infantry.
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Medal of Honor Action Date: June 25, 1863.
Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Citation: Was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy’s works.
Born: July 4, 1841, near Galena, Jo Daviess County, IL, United States.
Died: May 3, 1909 Leavenworth, KS, United States.
Buried: Greenwood Cemetery (MH) (8-16-7), Clay Center, KS, United States.