of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, Bangor, Maine. Accredited
To: Maine. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
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.
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