John N. Coyne

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John N. Coyne
Born (1839-11-14)November 14, 1839
New York, New York
Died March 4, 1907(1907-03-04) (aged 67)
Brooklyn, New York
Buried Green-Wood Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit New York (state) Company B, 70th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Williamsburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant John Nicholas Coyne (November 14, 1839 to March 4, 1907) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Coyne received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia on 5 May 1862. He was honored with the award on 18 April 1888.[1][2][3]


Coyne was born in New York, New York on 14 November 1839. He enlisted into the 70th New York Infantry. He died on 4 March 1907 and his remains are interred at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Capture of a flag after a severe hand-to-hand contest; was mentioned in orders for his gallantry.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "John Nicholas Coyne". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013.