COEY, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Major, 147th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Hatchers Run, Va., 6 February 1865.

Entered service at:   ?. Born: 12 February 1841, New York, N.Y.

Date of issue:   12 May 1892.

Citation:   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.

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)