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Coventry Roots: Coventry in the Civil War - Casualties

In this part of the series I am continuing by discussing the next four Coventry men who died in service in the year 1862.


James B. Jordan was born in Coventry in 1832 and was the son of Mary Jordan but at the time of his enlistment he was a resident of Warwick. James enrolled and mustered in June 5, 1861, in Providence by Colonel Loomis as a Private in Company A 2nd Rhode Island. He served with who were also soldiers from Coventry, who died while serving in the Civil War. According to the history of the regiment, he died on June 25, 1862, the first day of the Battle of Oak Grove in Virginia at the age of 30 years old. However, other sources say he died of disease contracted in camp. No grave marker has been located in Coventry.                                                   

George W. Fiske was born in Coventry and was the son of Reuben H. and Sarah M. Fiske. He lived in Summit in 1860 with his widowed mother, and worked as a farmer before enrolling and mustering on September 30, 1861, in Providence by Captain Brastow as a Private in Battery E Rhode Island Light Artillery. He served with George H. Burlingame, Alba Hopkins, and Samuel Havens also from Coventry. He was 21 years, four months and 19 days old when he died of Typhoid Fever in the hospital at Fair Oaks, Virginia, on June 27, 1862. He has a gravestone in Coventry Historical Cemetery #10 Fiske-Andrews Lot. 

James G. Johnson was born in Coventry, and was the son of James and Sarah Johnson. He was a resident of Coventry when he enrolled and mustered in June 5, 1861, in Providence by Colonel Loomis as a Private in the 2nd RI Company H.  He served with Peleg W. Card and James H. Coyle both casualties of the war and James H. Cahoone a survivor from Coventry. On August 20, 1862, at the age of 26 years, two months and six days he died of Typhoid at Hammond Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland.    

Daniel Greene was born in North Stonington, Connecticut, the son of Daniel and Content Greene. He had two sisters, Content B. Rouse and Electa Ann Cahoone, who lived in Coventry. According to the list of Coventry Soldiers of the Civil War created by Edward S. Inman, III, Secretary of State, Daniel enlisted while he was a resident of Warwick, into Company H 2nd RI Regiment. He was 53 years old when he died on August 21, 1862, in Newport News, VA. No grave marker has been located for him in Coventry.

Alicarn August 04, 2012 at 01:53 PM
These stories are very interesting!
Kent Novak August 04, 2012 at 04:07 PM
It is amazing how much medicine has advanced since the Civil War. I enjoyed reading the article about these four Patriots!
Jim August 04, 2012 at 04:23 PM
We should never forget these patriots who traveled long distances to serve and sacrifice their lives, just as their counterparts do today.


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