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Federal (USV)


Alphonso Coon

(? - 1875)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Hopkinton, he enlisted as Corporal on 5 September 1861 in Company B, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant on 15 October, and to First Sergeant on 16 July 1862.

On the Campaign

Lt Colonel Curtis cited the Sergeant and others in his Report:

... who rallied, after the regiment was broken, on the left of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, and continued fighting until all their ammunition was gone, when I ordered them to recross the river to regain the regiment.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability near Fredericksburg, VA on 20 January 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave. He married Orpha Lankton Denison (1849-1914) in 1872 and they had one child - Mabel (b. 2 Jan 1875).


11/02/1875; burial in Old North Cemetery, Hartford, CT


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pg. 260  [AotW citation 14126]