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PVT: JAMES COFFEY of the 14th US Infantry, Company A. 
Civil War Veteran of Monterey County, CA

James Coffey, he was born in estimated 1843 in Ireland. During the Civil War, he enlisted in August of 1861 into Company A of the 14th US Infantry, and mustered out in February of 1867. Don’t have much 
on this man, he ended up in the Salinas Valley, his wife’s name was Ellen who passed away before him on August 22nd, 1889. James Coffey died on October 6th, 1906. He was a member of the James Blair 
Steedman GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Post # 56 based out of the city of Salinas. He is buried in the IOOF “Garden of Memories Memorial Park” in the old section in the GAR PLOT in Salinas, California.

The following obituary is from the “Salinas Daily Index” issue October 6th, 1906.

COFFEY, JAMES (1843-1906) SALINAS, IOOF Cemetery
(Salinas Daily Index October 6, 1906)
Death of G.A.R. Veteran
James Coffey, a veteran of the Civil War, died at Pacific Grove at noon today, aged sixty five years. The deceased enlisted in Co. A. Fourteenth U.S. Infantry, in August, 1861, and was discharged in February, 1867. He was a member of General James B. Steedman Post, No. 56, G.A.R. and will be buried under the auspices of the post.



Compiled and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC

Camp Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca

Dept. of Calif. and Pacific

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

P. O. Box 1641, Monterey, Ca. 93942-1641


Sep 2009



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