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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

 

TAYLOR, JOHN

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

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 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 assistance.

 

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