James Coey (1841 - 1918)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, NY, USA
Death: Died
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About James Coey

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to Major James Coey, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 February 1865, while serving with 147th New York Infantry, in action at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. Major Coey 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.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 12, 1892

Action Date: February 6, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Division: 147th New York Infantry

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James Coey's Timeline

February 12, 1841
New York, New York, NY, USA
July 14, 1918
Age 77
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA