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COEY, JAMES

coey james

Seized the regimental colors at a critical moment and by a prompt advance on the enemy caused the entire brigade to follow him; and, after himself being severely wounded, he caused himself to be lifted into the saddle and a second time rallied the line in an attempt to check the enemy.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Major (highest rank: Brevet Colonel U.S. Volunteers) 147th New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 New York, New York

Citation

Seized the regimental colors at a critical moment and by a prompt advance on the enemy caused the entire brigade to follow him; and, after himself being severely wounded, he caused himself to be lifted into the saddle and a second time rallied the line in an attempt to check the enemy.