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Federal (USV)


John Dennis Coon

(1832 - 1913)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Decatur, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861. He was appointed Corporal (date not given).

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out on 14 July 1864 at the end of his term of service.

After the War:
He went as a 'pioneer' to Chaffee County, CO in 1865. He farmed and ranched there, at Nathrop, for the rest of his life. He'd been a 'Lake County War' vigilante member and leader.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which includes obituary details from The Salida Record (Chaffee County, CO) of 19 December 1913, pg. 1. A quick summary of the Lake County War, is online from the Colorado Central Magazine

Birth Date: 12/20/1832    Place of Birth: New York City, NY    
Death Date: 11/22/1913    Death Place: Chaffee County, CO    Burial Place: Centerville Cemetery, Nathrop, CO


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 412 - 413  [AotW citation 15187]

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