Guide to the John McCoy Family papers, 1847 - 1899Manuscript MS-605

History

John McCoy (d.1867). Farmer from West Hinchinbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Enlisted in 1864 at Danvers, MA to fight in the US Civil War without informing his wife of his actions. McCoy served as a private in Company E of the 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Volunteers. Serving in North Carolina, McCoy was stricken with illness and was ordered to convalesce in a military hospital in Rhode Island. He was discharged and died two years later.

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