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CMOHS.org - Coxswain TAYLOR, THOMAS, U.S. Navy

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TAYLOR, THOMAS

Rank: Coxswain
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1834, Bangor, Maine
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: Maine
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Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Metacomet during the action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Taylor encouraged the men of the forward pivot gun when the officer in command displayed cowardice, doing honor to the occasion.