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James Coey
Birth: Feb. 12, 1841
Oswego
Oswego County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1918
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He received the award on May 12, 1892 for his actions as a Major in the 147th New York Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia on February 6, 1865, during the final stages of the American Civil War. He joined the 147th in September 1862, serving until June 1865. Afterwards, he relocated to San Francisco, California where he died at the age of 77. His Medal of Honor citation reads: "Seized the regimental colors at a critical moment and by a prompt advance on the enemy caused the entire brigade to follow him; and, after being himself severely wounded, he caused himself to be lifted into the saddle and a second time rallied the line in an attempt to check the enemy." (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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  Maria L Coey (____ - 1925)*
 
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Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: OS, Row 89, Site 1
GPS (lat/lon): 37.7998, -122.46413
 
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Record added: May 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7416094
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Colonel, thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 14, 2016
Thank you for your military service and for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Dec. 14, 2015

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Feb. 12, 2015
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