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Datus E. Coon

  • Birth 20 Feb 1831 DeRuyter, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Death 17 Dec 1893 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot GAR Section, Division 1, Block 4, Grave 2
  • Memorial ID 9680460

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In July 1861, he enlisted in the 2nd Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and was commissioned a Captain. He was with the 2nd Iowa Cavalry through all it’s campaigns from the march to Missouri, in February 1862 to the end of the war. Rising to the rank of Colonel in command of the regiment, he was a participant in the Meridan, Yazoo River, Mississippi, assault August 1863 to March 1864, the campaigns in Alabama and Tennessee, including the Battle of Nashville, November 14, 1864 to January 23, 1865. For his honor and dedication to duty, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 8, 1865. After the war he relocated in southern California, where he remained till his death at age 62.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 20 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9680460
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Datus E. Coon (20 Feb 1831–17 Dec 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9680460, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .