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Federal (USV)


Elisha Coy

(1833 - 1915)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company K, 8th Ohio Infantry as Corporal at age 28 on 5 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Sergeant on 7 May 1864. Mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

After the War

From about 1864 he was a pioneer storekeeper and trader in Wilson County, KS with his brother Oscar, who laid what what became Coyville there.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster.


01/09/1833; Chenango County, NY


12/25/1915; Coyville, KS; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, KS


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 236 - 240  [AotW citation 14852]