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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Daniel Coughlin

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old laborer from from Alleghany County, he mustered as Private in Company B, 27th Virginia Infantry on 15 May 1861. He was wounded at First Manassas, VA on 21 July 1861 and captured in action at Kernstown, VA on 23 March 1862, He was held at Fort Delaware and (probably) exchanged about 5 August 1862 to return to duty.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg near "Mrs. Lucker's" [Locker] barn. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as D. Coughlin. Service and other details from Lowell Reidenbaugh's 27th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1993) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1835 in IRELAND

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4627]