Rear Admiral Joseph Bulloch Coghlan (9 December 1844-5 December 1908) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War.
Born at Frankfort, Kentucky, Coghlan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1863. He served in Sacramento during the Civil War and led the expedition which captured the batteries at Cavite (2 May 1898) and at Isla Grande, Subic Bay (7 July) during the Spanish-American War.
He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1902 and died at New Rochelle, New York.
Two ships have been named USS Coghlan in his honor.
COGHLAN, JOS B
- REAR ADM USN RTD
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/05/1908
- BURIED AT: SECTION OFFRS SITE LOT 1037
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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