Patrick Coyle Obituary The following obituary, from the January 22, 1910 Clinton, MA Courant, was provided by Paul Coyle, great grandson of Patrick.

Private Patrick Coyle Dead. Veteran of the Civil War, 70 years of age, passed away this morning. Ill for some time - the death of another of the veterans of the Civil War and a member of Post 64, G.A.R., occured at 10:30 o'clock, on Thursday, when Patrick Coyle, one of the oldest residents of Clinton, passed away at his home on Sterling Street, following an illness with which he was stricken on December 20; he was troubled with paralysis and his condition has been very critical although he rallied at times. Several years ago he suffered a shock, but his rugged constitution overcame his illness at that time. For the past 20 years he has resided with his wife at the family home, the couple in their advanced age living comfortably. The deceased was born in Ireland and in 1845 came to America, stopping for a time in New York. A short while afterwards he came to Clinton. He enlisted in Co. I, 53d Mass. Vol. and served his entire enlistment period of 9 months. He was mustered out at Groton, September 2, 1863. During his enlistment he took part in the battles at Fort Bisland, LA, April 14, 1863; at Bayou Vermilion, LA. , April 17, 1863 and in the siege at Port Hudson, May 24 to July 9, 1863. He participated in all the battles and skirmishes against Port Hudson and was wounded in the spine during one of the attacks on June 14, 1863. He was confined in the hospital at Donaldsonville during the month of August but made a complete recovery. During the time of General Banks' first Red River expedition he became ill but quickly recovered and returned to the service. After the fall of Port Hudson and while marching with the heavy guns of the artillery on July 18, 1863 he was injured. After his discharge from the army he returned to Clinton and for a number of years resided in the Four Ponds district, remaining there until 20 years ago when the present home on Sterling Street was purchased. He leaves 3 children: Michael of Worcester, John of Boston, and Mrs. Jeremiah Murray of Leominster, formerly of Clinton. His funeral will be held on Saturday morning and services will be held in St. John's Church.

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