COYNE, JOHN N. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company B, 70th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Williamsburg, Va., 5 May 1862.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y. Born: 14 November 1839, New York, N.Y.

Date of issue:   18 April 1888.

Citation:   Capture of a flag after a severe hand-to-hand contest; was mentioned in orders for his gallantry.

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)