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Interim 1865 - 1870 - U.S. Navy

John Taylor

  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1865 - 1870
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 9, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: New York Navy Yard, New York, USA
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 Comdr. 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 who needed immediate assistance.
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