|Death||July 20, 1933|
|Cemetery||Oakwood (Weeping Water)|
|Post||Lafayette (Weeping Water)|
|Unit||153rd Illinois Infantry, Company E|
Private William Coon
Company E, 153rd Illinois Infantry
Coon was born in Pennsylvania in June 1845. He was living in Manlius (LaSalle County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on February 1, 1865. Coon was mustered on February 11, 1865 and went on to serve about 5 months. Coon was discharged on July 18, 1865.
The 153rd Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Fry, Illinois on February 27, 1865. The 1-year unit was assigned to guard duty on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad in the Memphis area.
Coon died on July 20, 1933 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Weeping Water (Cass County), Nebraska. Coon was a member of the Lafayette Post (#61) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Weeping Water.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.