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John Nicholas Coyne
Birth: Nov. 14, 1839
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1907
Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company B, 70th New York Volunteer Infantry for action on May 5, 1862 at Williamsburg, Virginia. His citation reads "Capture of a flag after a severe hand-to-hand contest; was mentioned in orders for his gallantry." He was the first member of the Union Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor for the capture of a Confederate flag. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Nicholas Coyne (1815 - 1854)
  Hannah Anne Parke Rouse (1804 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Sally Johnson Matthews Coyne (____ - 1883)
 
 Children:
  Saidee Matthews Coyne Wright (1863 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Putnam Avery (1822 - 1904)**
  Susan Jane Avery Robinson (1826 - ____)**
  John Nicholas Coyne (1839 - 1907)
  Charles Russell Coyne (1845 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 82/91, Lot 5631
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8218915
John Nicholas Coyne
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- Darlene T.
 Added: Mar. 9, 2017
Honoring your heroism and service for the preservation of the Union
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 3, 2017
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace, sir, for you are remembered.
- Solitarieone
 Added: Nov. 13, 2016
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