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Federal (USV)


Giles McDuffie Coons

(1839 - 1923)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old miller, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 November 1861 and was promoted to Corporal on 11 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company K, was appointed Commissary Sergeant of the 106th Battalion on 1 October 1864, and was discharged on 1 November 1864.

After the War

He was a lumberman, manufacturer, and builder in Bradford County. He was elected councilman in Canton and to the Pennsylvania House for one term in 1903.

References & notes

Basic service information from Ward.1 Details from his bio sketch from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/23/1839; South Onondaga, NY


09/04/1923; Canton, PA; burial in Park Cemetery, Canton, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 302  [AotW citation 21555]