Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama (NARA) J. S. Coffman enlisted at age 21 as a Private in Captain Haney's Company Alabama Volunteers* August 14, 1861 at Florence, Alabama, for 3 years service. On Sept/Oct 1861 roll is listed as absent with leave,sick. On Nov/Dec 1861 roll is listed Absent without leave. No further record.
* at diferent times his unit was designated as Haney's Company Alabama Volunteers, Company "D" Battalion Alabama Volunteers, Company "H" 2nd Battalion Alabama Volunteers, Company "H" 26th Alabama Infantry, and Company "H" 50th Alabama Infantry.