|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1845|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1931|
Contact the Milbridge Historical Society for a full copy of the journal written by George Coffin for his Grandchildren about his experiences fighting for the North. Milbridge Historical Society www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org.
Note: There is a small charge for the journal plus shipping
Milbridge Historical Society
83 Main Street
Milbridge, ME 04658
Highly recommended for local reading interest
Civil War Hero
Three Years in the Civil War by: George Coffin
George Coffin, from Harrington, was 17 years old when he went off to Virginia to serve in some of the bloodiest fighting in the Civil War. He was enlisted in the 1 st Maine Heavy Artillery. This regiment lost more men, whom were either killed in action or died from wounds received in battle, than any other regiment in the Union Army. In 1925 he wrote about his experiences for his grandchildren. The society reproduced his journal, just as he wrote it.
Three Years in the Army
Civil War 1861-1865
George H. Coffin
First Sergeant Company H
first Maine Heavy Artillery
Written March 3, 1925
Published by Milbridge Historical Society
Milbridge, Maine 2003
To my grandchildren:
You will read in your "School History" all about the great Civil War between the States.
On one side was the northern states. On the other side was the southern states.
The war lasted four years, and during that time over two million of men were employed
in the Army and Navy of the United States.
Your Grandfather was one of that number, and now sixty years after, at the age of 80 years, I take up the pen to relate from memory my experience in the great conflict.
You will find nothing very remarkable in my story, and as a literary production it will not rank very high.
Although one of the youngest boys, I was promoted to be the First Sergeant of my Company. I mention this fact to show you that I was a fairly good soldier.
I hope my story may interest you.
George H. Coffin
March 3, 1925
Joseph Adams Coffin (1814 - 1876)
Ann Nash Coffin (1814 - 1909)
Mary M Leighton Coffin (1847 - 1927)
Lawrence Sherwood Coffin (1880 - 1880)*
Walter Sidney Coffin (1881 - 1942)*
George W. Coffin (1838 - 1839)*
William H. Coffin (1839 - 1843)*
Llewellyn C. Coffin (1841 - 1841)*
Susanna Wood Coffin Puffer (1842 - 1897)*
George Henry Coffin (1845 - 1931)
Melissa Nash Coffin (1847 - 1853)*
Forest Hill Cemetery
Created by: KIS
Record added: Jul 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39528051