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Federal (USV)


Michael Coyne

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 19 August 1861 in Philadelphia and mustered into service as Sergeant Major, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry the same day.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His (modern) gravestone apparently confuses him with Sgt. Michael Coyne of Company B, mortally wounded at Antietam. There are two distinct records for these men.


c. 1840 in IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23261]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23262]