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Signed CDV of BBG John Coughlin, 10th New Hampshire, Provost Marshal-General, CMOH at Swift's Creek
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Coughlin, John (1837-1912). Coughlin waited a bit, enlisting in September 1862. He was commissioned into F&S of the 10th NH Infy. He was wounded at Port Walthall in May 1864, then again in July at Petersburg. He mustered out in June 1865 at Richmond. He received a Colonelcy and Brig. Gen. by brevet in April 1865. Cdv with backmark of Kimball, Manchester, NH. Signed on verso "Your Friend, John Coughlin."

Coughlin was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on 5.9.64 at Swift Creek, VA ("distinguished gallantry in action"). The citation reads: During a sudden night attach upon Burnham's Brigade, resulting in much confusion, this officer, without waiting for orders, led his regiment forward and interposed a line of battle between the advancing enemy and Hunt's Battery, repulsing the attack and saving the guns. (arlingtoncemetery.net)


Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
Cdv in very good condition. Very tiny bits of toning along edges on verso.
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