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The Civil War Records of

Pvt. Edmond (Edward) Coon

of the 160th NY Volunteers

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Photograph of Edmond Coon A History of the 160th NY Volunteers Muster Rolls, Pt. 1 Muster Rolls, Pt. 2 Muster Rolls, Pt. 3
Muster Rolls, Pt. 4 Muster Rolls, Pt. 5 Pension Affidavit of 1883 Pension affidavit of 1884 Ass't Adjutant General's Report, 1885
Neighbor's Affidavit, c. 1890 Bureau of Pensions Voucher, 1898 Declaration for Pension, 1908 Edmond Coon's Obituary, 1915 Edmond Coon's Grave

1. Photograph of Edmond Coon; a bearded old veteran poses for the camera.

2. A Brief History of the 160th NY Volunteers, including a biographical sketch of Pvt. Edmond Coon.

3. Muster Rolls, Part 1. Documenting Edmond Coon's mustering-in at Palmyra, NY.

4. Muster Rolls, Part 2. Edmond Coon's Company and Hospital Muster Rolls.

5. Muster Rolls, Part 3. More of Edmond Coon's Company and Hospital Muster Rolls.

6. Muster Rolls, Part 4. More of Edmond Coon's Company and Hospital Muster Rolls.

7. Muster Rolls, Part 5. Edmond Coon's Muster-out Rolls.

8. Pension Affidavit of 1883. The first of two pension affidavits. How difficult and frustrating it must have been for veterans such as Coon - who were only simple farmers - to satisfy the demands of 19th-century U. S. bureaucracy.

9. Pension Affidavit of 1884. Edmond Coon's second attempt at obtaining a pension, documenting his treatment both during and after the war for the after-effects of Typhoid fever.

10. Ass't Adjutant General's Report, 1885. Another roadblock to Edmond Coon's pension application; the U. S. government has lost his regimental hospital records!

11. Neighbor's Affidavit, c. 1890. Two of Edmond Coon's neighbors testify to his disability.

12. Bureau of Pensions Voucher, 1898. An especially interesting document; verifying Coon's marriage to Elizabeth Snyder and the names and ages of their children.

13. Declaration for Pension, 1908. Here is evidence of Coon's occupation, residence, and physical characteristics.

14. Edmond Coon's Obituary, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, June 24, 1915. Final words concerning a farmer turned soldier, who found such great difficulty in returning to peacetime occupation due to his war-related disability.

15. The Grave of Edmond Coon, Egypt, Monroe Co., NY.

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