b. 08/09/1870 Staunton, Virginia. d. 24/03/1956 Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/03/1889 Apia, Samoa.
Taylor was born in Staunton, Virginia and later joined the navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Nipsic (1863) as a quartermaster when, on March 16, 1889 a hurricane overwhelmed the ship while it was moored in Apia, Samoa. For his actions received the Medal of Honor March 20, 1905.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Nipsic, Taylor displayed gallantry during the hurricane at Apia, Samoa, 16 March 1889.
BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, BRIGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
Pine Grove Section, Grave 821
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