Richard H. Taylor
|Richard Hamilton Taylor|
September 8, 1870|
|Died||March 24, 1956(aged 85)|
|Place of burial||Evergreen Cemetery Brighton, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Nipsic (1863)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1871, Virginia. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 157, 20 April 1904.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Nipsic, Taylor displayed gallantry during the hurricane at Apia, Samoa, 16 March 1889.
- "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Taylor, Richard H. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
- "Nipsic". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. April 29, 2005. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
- Don Morfe (December 2, 2003). "Richard H. Taylor". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved October 2, 2010.