COATES, JEFFERSON - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company H, 7th Wisconsin Infantry.
Place and date:   At Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Boscobel, Wis.

Birth:   Grant County, Wis.

Date of issue:   29 June 1866.

Citation:   Unsurpassed courage in battle, where he had both eyes shot out.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)