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Coffin, James B.


Age: 17, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. A, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/27/64; enl 12/30/64, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 1845, Ashland, MA
Death: 1892

Burial: Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 79405125


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/14/1885; widow Emeline D., 1/10/1893, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.


James B. Coffin died last Sunday afternoon of consumption at his home on St. Paul street. He has been ill for over a yer, during which time he has been cared for by members of Brooks Post, of which he was a member. His funeral occurred on Tuesday afternoon, and the ritual service of the Grand Army was performed at the grave.

Source: Argus and Patriot, December 28, 1892
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.