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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Jefferson Coates

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Organization: Company H, 7th Wisconsin Infantry

Entered Service: Boscobel, Wis.

Birth: Grant County, Wis.

Date Medal Issued: 29 June 1866

Date of Action: 1 July 1863

Place of Action: Gettysburg, PA


Unsurpassed courage in battle, where he had both eyes shot out.


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