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    Outstanding Medal Group Identified to James Bolles Coit, Connecticut 14th Infantry, Wounded Six Times During the War. The medals include: 1.) Officers Military Order of the Loyal Legion medal. Engraved with Coit's member number on the suspension loop "5234". 2.) Gold Society of the Army of the Potomac medal. Suspension loop engraved "3.", reverse engraved "Gen'l / James B. Coit / Norwich / CT". 3.) Gold presentation medal consisting of a five-pointed star suspended from a pin-back pendant. The obverse features a bust profile on an officer and "1861 1865" and "U.V.A."; the reverse engraved "To / Gen'l J. B. Coit / from / Geo. N. Tibbles". Tibbles was commander of A Company, 1st New Jersey U.V.A. 4.) Unidentified gold veteran's medal the obverse with "100" and "USA". Pendant engraved "Gen'l. Jas B. Coit". Possibly a past-president medal for the Civil War Sons of Veterans organization. 5.) Civil War silver Sons of Veterans First Camp Commemorative Medal. 6.) Gold Connecticut Governor's Staff button with "1834" drop.

    James Bolles Coit was born September, 1836. He gained admittance to the bar at the age of 21. At the age of 24, on April 22, 1861, Coit enlisted as a private at Norwich, Connecticut. He initially mustered into the Connecticut 2nd Infantry but was commissioned into K Company of the CT 14th Infantry on August 20, 1862. He rose steadily through the ranks during the war, ending the war as a brevet Brigadier General. He was wounded six times: Antietam, Gettysburg, Morton's Ford, the Wilderness, Deep Bottom Run, and Petersburg. His post-war career was equally interesting. He moved to Washington, D.C. where he opened a successful law and patent office. He also served for a time as Division Chief, Bureau of Pensions. He also helped to establish a national park at Gettysburg. Of course he was active in veteran events and reunions in both Washington and Connecticut. He was also the Assistant Adjutant General for the State of Connecticut. He died in 1894 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    Condition: All medals, badges and pins are in very good or better condition.


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