Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Biography not available. G.O.
No.: 71, 15 January 1866.
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 Commander 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 needed immediate