of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
TAYLOR, WILLIAM G.
Rank and Organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1831,
Philadelphia, Pa. Accredited To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864.
As captain of a gun, Taylor performed his duties with coolness and skill as his ship took
position in the line of battle and delivered its fire on the batteries on shore. Despite
the depressing effect caused when an explosion of the 100-pounder Parrott rifle killed 8
men and wounded 12 more, and the enemy's heavy return fire, he calmly remained at his
station during the 2 days' operations.
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