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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Jefferson Coates

  • Also Known As: Coates, Francis Jefferson
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    7th Wisconsin Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Unsurpassed courage in battle, where he had both eyes shot out.
Medal of Honor Recipient Jefferson Coates
Medal of Honor Recipient Jefferson Coates
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 29, 1866
  • Born: August 24, 1843, Grant County, WI, United States
  • Died: January 27, 1880, Dorchester, NE, United States
  • Buried: Dorchester City Cemetery (MH), Dorchester, NE, United States

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