Murray’s History (pages 161-162) relates:
Corporal John P. Coen, of Company F, was accidentally killed May 27, 1863, at Kennerville, La. His death cast a gloom over the company by every member of which he was highly esteemed. He belonged in Waterbury, Ct., and had enlisted Sept. 16, 1861. The circumstances attending his death were as follows: He and his company were ordered to proceed into New Orleans.
On May 26, 1863, with a detachment of ten men he went to the city, the rest of the company expecting to go the day following. In the meantime, however, the order was countermanded and the detachment in the city was ordered to return.
They accordingly left New Orleans May 27.