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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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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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Richard Hamilton Taylor

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