of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Thompsonville,
N.Y. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Acting as powder boy at the 30-pounder Parrott rifle, Naylor had his passing box shot from
his hands and knocked overboard where it fell in one of the Calena's boats which was under
the bow. Jumping overboard, Naylor recovered his box, returned to his station and
continued to carry out his courageous actions throughout the engagement which resulted in
the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.
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