COFFEY, ROBERT J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company K, 4th Vermont Infantry. Place and date: At Banks Ford, Va., 4 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Montpelier, Vt.

Birth:   Nova Scotia.

Date of issue:   13 May 1892.

Citation:   Single-handedly captured 2 officers and 5 privates of the 8th Louisiana Regiment (C.S.A.).

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)