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The Civil War Records of Pvt. Edmond Coon

Note: Edmond Coon continues to have difficulty obtaining his pension. As this document shows, some twenty years after the end of the Civil War, the War Department has lost his hospital records, and therefore has no evidence of his disability.

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War Department

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE

Washington, Sept. 17.....,1885

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions....Edward Coon...., a....Private ..of Company...B,160.Regiment.New York...Volunteers, was enrolled on the........day of.................................................,18 , at...........................................................................and is reported:........................................ ................................................................................Requested hospital record not on file. Co. Returns show nothing additional Not borne as sick on Co. Muster reports. Regimental hospital Register 20th V. R. C. to which transferred and covering May 29-64 to April 30-65 only; show him: June 9&10/64 with Feb Reunit disposition not given & borne Oct 24-64. To duty Oct 26/64; again Oct 26/64 to duty Nov. 3/64; Nov 18/64, duty same date; Dec 2/64 & Dec 22/64, duty same date. Diagnosis or prescription not given. Not borne as sick on Morning reports or Reg. Returns, (G "20th") No evidence of diarrhea - alleged.

Thomas Hand

Assistant Adjutant General

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