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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Gorham Coffin

(1835 - 1863)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old shoemaker from West Newberry, he enlisted 20 August 1861 in Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given, and killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines. 1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a stone at Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury, MA.

Birth

04/21/1835 in MA

Death

07/03/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 415  [AotW citation 17730]