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Pvt Joseph Coad
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1826
Eastport
Washington County
Maine, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1864
District Of Columbia, USA

Joseph Coad was born August 26, 1826 in Eastport, Maine the son of John & Mary (McDonald) Coad. He married Margaret J. Clark February 15, 1854 in Eastport, Maine. His occupation was a blacksmith.

He was enlisted as a private by Capt. Theodore Cary in Company K of the 6th Maine Volunteers at Eastport, Maine on May 4, 1861 for a three year term. He was listed as being 5' 9" , light completion, blue eyes and black hair.

He was discharged due to disability on December 23, 1861 at Camp Griffin, Virginia, being unfit for duty for 60 days due to chronic rheumatism.

Joseph then joined the army again mustering into service as a private and substitute in Company F of the 3rd Maine Volunteers on August 10, 1863 in Belfast, Maine for a three year term.

He was admitted to Carver Hospital Washington D.C. On May 27, 1864 after being wound during the Battle of Spotsylvania.

His wounds are described as follows:

A conoidal ball entered inner surface of lower third right thigh from before backwards. It was thought at the time to be a flesh wound of but little importance. Indeed, the surgeon who diagnosed the case, considered a scalp wound on right side of head to have been the more serious injury, and had entered it as such upon bed-card of patient. Soon after admission, a profuse diarrhea set in. This rapidly reduced him, and proved to be a dangerous complication.

On the 20th his condition was as follows : Anorexia, pneumonia of right side; no hiccoughing, nor delirium ; color of skin natural ; did not complain of either wound; no pus discovered in knee-joint; diarrhea profuse. Patient died June 18, 1864.

While in the hospital he was reported transferred to the 17th Maine Volunteers on June 5, 1864 and on the rolls of Company B of the 17th Maine Volunteers for May-June 1864. After his death he was reported as "absent wounded" and on the rolls for July-August 1864.

Sources:

Federal Military Pension Application - Civil War and Later Margaret Coad

The American Journal of the Medical Sciences

State of Maine, Knox County Probate Records 
 
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 Parents:
  John Coad (1795 - 1870)
  Mary McDonald Coad (1798 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret J. Clark Coad (____ - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Catherine Coad Niles (1855 - 1926)*
  Julia Ella Coad Owens (1857 - 1940)*
  Joseph Stillman Coad (1862 - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Coad (1826 - 1864)
  John Coad (1828 - 1913)*
  Mathias Coad (1836 - 1924)*
  Julia Ann Coad (1838 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: 17th Maine Infantry Company B
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 13 Site 5924
 
Created by: Hope
Record added: Mar 15, 2009
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