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COUGHLIN, JOHN

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During a sudden night attack upon Burnham's Brigade, resulting in much confusion, this officer, without waiting for orders, led his regiment forward and interposed a line of battle between the advancing enemy and Hunt's Battery, repulsing the attack and saving the guns.

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U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) 10th New Hampshire Infantry (Irish Regiment)

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Civil War 1864 Vermont

Citation

During a sudden night attack upon Burnham's Brigade, resulting in much confusion, this officer, without waiting for orders, led his regiment forward and interposed a line of battle between the advancing enemy and Hunt's Battery, repulsing the attack and saving the guns.