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John Joseph Coppinger, Irish army officer.


Coppinger, John Joseph was born on October 11, 1834 in Company of Cork, Ireland. Son of William J. and M. (O’Brien) Coppinger.


Educated private schools.


Was Lieutenant and captain in Roman Army. Chevalier for gallantry at La Roca, 1860. Came to the United States, 1861.

Commissioned captain 14th Infantry, September 30, 1861. Colonel 15th New York Cavalry, January 27, 1865. Honorary mustered out volunteer service, June 17, 1865.

Transferred to 23d Infantry, September 21, 1866. Major 10th Infantry, March 20, 1879. Lieutenant colonel 18th Infantry, October 31, 1883.

Colonel 23d Infantry, January 15, 1891. Brigadier general, April 25, 1895. Major general vols., May 4, 1898.

Retired from United States of America, by operation of law, October 11, 1898. Honorary discharge from volunteer service, October 31, 1898. Bvtd. major, June 12, 1864, for battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia.

Lieutenant colonel, October 19, 1864, for battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia. Colonel, December, 1868, for operations against Indians, 1866-1868. Home: Washington, Distric.


Married Alice, d.

William J. Coppinger

M. (O’Brien) Coppinger