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Asa Harmon McCoy, Private

Nicknames: ""Bud""
Birthplace: Pike, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Pike, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel McCoy and Margaret "Peggy" McCoy
Husband of Martha "Patsy" McCoy
Father of Larkin McCoy; <private> Daniels (McCoy); <private> McCoy; <private> McCoy; Nancy L Phillips - Hatfield and 2 others
Brother of John McCoy; Harriett Duty; William McCoy; Randolph "Randall" "Old Randall" McCoy, Sr.; Samuel McCoy, Sr. and 18 others

Occupation: Civil War Soldier for the Union
Managed by: Private User
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About Asa Harmon McCoy, Private

Asa was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a private in Co. E 45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union Army. He is listed as "Asa H. McCay" in "The Union Regiments of Kentucky", pg. 629.

Asa was killed after returning home from the War, by Jim Vance. The reason for his killing was that many in Pike Co., KY believed him to be a "traitor" because he fought on the side of the Union, while almost everyone else from that area supported the Confederacy. This was one of the reasons given for the longstanding and tragic Hatfield McCoy feud in which many murders occurred. Asa's burial location is not known, but it is believed he is buried nearby where he was ambushed and killed.

The McCoys got revenge in 1888, when Jim Vance was killed by Asa's son-in-law Franklin "Frank" Phillips.

Find A Grave Memorial # 57395354.

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Pvt. Asa Harmon McCoy's Timeline

Pike, Kentucky, United States
Age 20
Age 26
Age 32
Barren, Kentucky, USA
October 9, 1862
Age 34
January 7, 1865
Age 37
Pike, Kentucky, United States