Joseph Bulloch Coghlan
Coghlan commanding the USS Raleigh, circa 1898
|Born||December 9, 1844|
|Died||December 5, 1908 63) (aged|
New Rochelle, New York
|Place of burial|
|Years of service||1863–1908|
Department of Alaska
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Born at Frankfort, Kentucky, Coghlan graduated from the Naval Academy in 1863. He served in the sloop-of-war Sacramento during the Civil War. As commander of the screw sloop Adams, Coghlan was military commander of the Department of Alaska from 15 September 1883 to 13 September 1884. During the Spanish–American War he led the expedition which captured the batteries at Cavite (2 May 1898) and at Isla Grande, Subic Bay (7 July) and commanded the protected cruiser Raleigh during the Battle of Manila Bay on 1 May 1898.
He was a Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States and the Military Order of Foreign Wars.
He died at New Rochelle, New York.
Two ships have been named USS Coghlan in his honor.