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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Richard Hamilton Taylor

  • Rank: Quartermaster (Highest Rank: Schoolmaster)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Nipsic
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 19, 1889
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Apia, Samoa
Serving on board the U.S.S. Nipsic, Taylor displayed gallantry during the hurricane at Apia, Samoa, 16 March 1889.
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard H. Taylor
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard H. Taylor
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: The White House, presented by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt
  • Born: September 8, 1870, Staunton, Staunton County, VA, United States
  • Died: March 24, 1956, Cambridge (Holy Ghost Hospital), MA, United States
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery (Pine Grove 821), Boston, MA, United States

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