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Federal (USV)


John A. Coughran

(1826 - 1903)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Reedsburg, he enlisted in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861 as Sergeant. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 25 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 23 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned on 3 December 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Life dates from family genealogists.

More on the Web

See a fine post-war photograph of him on Flickr from the Reedsburg Public Library.




04/14/1903; in CA; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 494 - 497  [AotW citation 10258]