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CMOHS.org - Seaman TAYLOR, JOHN, U.S. Navy

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TAYLOR, JOHN

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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G.O. Number: 71
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Citation

Seaman in charge of the picket boat attached to the Navy Yard, New York, 9 September 1865. Acting with promptness, coolness and good judgment, Taylor rescued from drowning Commander S. D. Trenchard, of the U.S. Navy, who fell overboard in attempting to get on a ferryboat, which had collided with an English steamer, and needed immediate assistance.