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CMOHS.org - Lieutenant Colonel COUGHLIN, JOHN, U.S. Army

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COUGHLIN, JOHN

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 10th New Hampshire Infantry
Born: Vermont
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Manchester, N.H.
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Place / Date: At Swifts Creek, Va., 9 May 1864
 
 


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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.