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Federal (USV)

Private

John Coffey

(c. 1833 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 28 September 1861. He was reduced to Private on 21 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent to a hospital in Frederick, MD, and his right leg was amputated in the lower third of his thigh. The wound necrosed, however, and he died in Frederick on 28 January 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Details from McLernon,2 citing the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870).

Birth

c. 1833

Death

01/28/1863 Frederick, MD

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 56  [AotW citation 18027]

2   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 8  [AotW citation 18028]