Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Landsman in the Union Navy on board the "USS Oneida". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the engagement at Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads “Acting as powder boy at the 30-pounder Parrott rifle, Naylor had his passing box shot from his hands and knocked overboard where it fell in one of the Calena's boats which was under the bow. Jumping overboard, Naylor recovered his box, returned to his station and continued to carry out his courageous actions throughout the engagement which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan”. His Medal was issued on December 31, 1864.
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Martha Thomas Naylor