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Federal (USV)

Corporal

John Dennis Coon

(1832 - 1913)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest 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 & 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

12/20/1832; New York City, NY

Death

11/22/1913 Chaffee County, CO; burial in Centerville Cemetery, Nathrop, CO

Notes

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]