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CMOHS.org - Major COEY, JAMES, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

COEY, JAMES

Rank: Major
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 147th New York Infantry
Born: 12 February 1841, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Hatchers Run, Va., 6 February 1865
 
 


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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 being himself 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.