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Coffin, James B.

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

Birth: 1845, Ashland, MA
Death: 1892

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

MORE INFORMATION

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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BURIAL:

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Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT

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Obituary

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.