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William Rogers Taylor
Date: 1811 - 1889
Remarks: Appointed midshipman in 1828; after service in Mexican War, engaged in ordnance work at Washington; promoted captain in 1862, he commanded blockade vessels off Charleston, S.C., and was captain of U.S.S. Juniata in the first attach on Fort Fisher, December 1864; promoted rear admiral in 1871 and retired in 1873.