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TAYLOR, JOHN

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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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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1865

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 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.