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
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)