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 John Coughlin

John Coughlin

Birth
Williamstown, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 20 May 1912 (aged 74)
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 936
Memorial ID 6134 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War in the 10th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, rising to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Swift’s Creek, Virginia on May 9, 1864. His citation reads “During a sudden night attack upon Burnham's Brigade, resulting in much confusion, this officer, without waiting for orders, led his regiment forward and interposed a line of battle between the advancing enemy and Hunt's Battery, repulsing the attack and saving the guns”. His Medal was issued August 31, 1893. Towards the end of the war he served as Provost-Marshal-General for the Union Army of the James, and was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on April 9, 1865 for “gallant conduct in the field”.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 18 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6134
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Coughlin (Jul 1837–20 May 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6134, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .