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Federal (USV)


John Coho

(1838 - 1927)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, from Blair County, he mustered as Sergeant, Company K, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was among a group of 4 men assigned by Captain Gardiner to carry the wounded General Mansfield to the rear on the morning of 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 18 May 1863 at Harrisburg, PA. He had later service as Sergeant, Bell's Company of Independent Cavalry (June - August 1863), the Pennsylvania Militia, and as Sergeant, Company E, 184th Ohio Infantry from February - September 1865, mustering out at Nashville, TN.

After the War

He was present with other veterans of the 125th at the dedication of their monument on the battlefield of Antietam on 17 September 1904.

References & notes

125th Infantry service information from Wallace1 and the Historical Data Systems who list him as John Kahoe. Ohio service from the Adjutant General.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to G-G-Grandson Donald E. Coho for the pointer to the Sergeant.


09/11/1838; Wilmore, PA


08/27/1927; Altoona, PA; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, PA


1   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pp. 206, 249, 322  [AotW citation 18427]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 9, pg. 734  [AotW citation 18428]