Frederick William Coleman of New York
Appointed from New York, Captain, 151st New York Volunteer Infantry, 22 October 1862
Honorably discharged, 17 October 1864
Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, 15th United States Infantry, 23 February 1866
Regimental Adjutant, 31 August 1866 to 22 October 1867
Captain, 22 October 1867
Breveted Captain, 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Spottsylvania, Virginia, and Major, 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia.
Resigned 31 March 1874
Died 16 July 1902
Buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Clara Adams Coleman, who died on 20 September 1928, is buried with him. His son, Fredrick William Coleman, Jr., Major General, United States Army, and his grandson, Frederick William Coleman III, Brigadier General, United States Army, is also buried in Section 1.
MAJOR F. W. COLEMAN
NEW YORK, New York, July 19, 1902 – Major F. W. Coleman, a retired Army officer, died of paralysis at the Hotel Netherwood in Plainview, New Jersey, on Wednesday night. He was born in New York and was appointed to West Point Military Academy from Maryland. He was commissioned First Lieutenant of the Fifteenth Infantry and was promoted to a Captaincy. He was twice brevetted for gallant and meritorious service, a Captain after the battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, and a Major after the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia. He resigned on March 3, 1874.
COLEMAN, FREDERICK W
CAPT BREV MAJ 15TH US INF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/16/1902
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SITE LOT 409
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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