Sgt Thomas B Coffman

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Sgt Thomas B Coffman

  • Birth 1841 Indiana, USA
  • Death 11 May 1865 Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot , 1062
  • Memorial ID 3066924

Civil War Veteran
Co I 15th Iowa Infantry - Sgt
Co D 30th Iowa Infantry
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From military records:
Enlisted July 16,1861 at age 19 in Co. C, 5th Iowa Infantry. He was rejected July 16,1861 by the mustering officer at Camp Warren, Burlington, Ia. for "disability".
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Coffman, Thomas B.
Age 21.
Residence Farmington,Ia
nativity Indiana.
Enlisted & mustered Feb. 8, 1862. into 15th Iowa
Promoted Sergeant June 18, 1862.
Discharged for disability June 30, 1862, Corinth, Miss.
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Enlisted Aug. 19, 1862. into Co D 30th Iowa
Mustered Aug. 31, 1862.
Killed by lightning May 11, 1865, Manchester, Va.
Buried in National Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
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Based on enlistment, his service with 15th Iowa included the infamous Battle of Shiloh (Apr 6-7, 1862) and the Siege of Corinth (Apr 29-May 30).
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Service with 30th Iowa included capture of Ft Hindman, Arkansas Post (Jan 11 1863), battle of Champion Hills,MS (May 17) assault and siege of Vicksburg(May 18-Jun 17), Black River (Aug 10-14),Cherokee Station,AL(Oct 21) battles of Chattanooga,Tn(Nov 23), Lookout Mt (Nov 24), Missionary Ridge (Nov 25, 1863), Claysville,AL(Apr 10 64) Resaca, Ga(May 13-16, 1864), Dallas, New Hope Church (May 25-Jun 5), Kennesaw Mt(Jun 10-Jul 2), Nickajack Creek(Jul 2-10), siege of Atlanta(Jul 22- Aug 20), Jonesboro(Sep 1 - 14), pursuit of Hood into Alabama(Oct), Sherman's March to the Sea(Nov-Dec 64), siege of Savannah(Dec 10-21),Flat Rock Creek,N.C (Feb 24 65), Cheraw S.C.(Mar 3-15), Bentonville N.C. (Mar 19-21)

Gravesite Details Birth year based on age at enlistment

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  • Maintained by: K L Bonnett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3066924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Thomas B Coffman (1841–11 May 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3066924, citing Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by K L Bonnett (contributor 46868590) .