Madison County



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Coe, David M

Father: Benjamin F. Coe
Residence:  Father's nativity: 
Occupation: Dentist Mother: Mary Maclean
Date of birth: 12 Dec 1843 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: Allegheny, Pennsylvania Wife: Ella Smith of Columbus Junction
Date of death:  2nd wife: Clara Roberts
Place of death: Bamberg, South Carolina 3rd wife: 
Place of burial:   
Cause of death: 


  Nanette (  ) Chambers   S. C.

  David  died Detroit in 1945

  Matie (  ) Smoak  St. Mathew, S. C.

War record
  Rank: 1st Lieutenant Company: A Regiment: 9th
  State: Iowa Organization: Cavalry
  Enlistment date: 12 Oct 1863
  Enlistment age: 19 Residence: Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa
  Mustered out: 
GAR membership
  Post name: Joe Neal Date joined: 13 Feb 1883
  Post No.: 129 (14) Age at joining: 
  Place: Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa Transfers: Dismissed 24 Mar 1884
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 18 Apr 1884
  Post No.: 55 (73) Age at joining: 
  Place: Winterset Transfers: 
Sources: Roster Iowa Soldiers; Ex.Soldiers living Ia. 1886: - Winterset.; Post 55 Desc Book #73 joined 18 Apr 1884 by card from Post 129; Family information from Earl Coe of Atlantic 17 Sep 1945

1. Tintype of David M. Coe and three brothers received 20 Sep 1946 and on file in envelope file with David's record in Post 55. (The transcriber has verified that this tintype is now held at the Iowa Historical Library in Des Moines.)

2. Name pencilled in Post 470 (Booneville) Desc Book (not among list of members).

3. Brother Edward H Company H 45th Iowa Infantry, died Augusta, Arkansas, buried Arkansas (had contagious fever). His father moved to Arkansas, died there but was brought back to Columbus Junction for burial.

4. David M. Coe thought to have died in Apr 1918.

5. Atlantic, Iowa, 18 Sep 1946; To - Grand Army of the Republic; I am enclosing an old tin type picture of my father and his three brothers David M. Coe a vetern of the 9th Iowa Cavalry, Edward E. Coe of the 45th Infantry. My father William S Coe and Harry Coe. The two are David and Ed E sitting. David on right and Ed E on the left. My father and Harry standing up just behind. I hope I have made this so you can understand. Please let me know if you received this ok. Very truly. Earl M. Coe


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 19 Sep 2005.