COPPINGER IS DEAD Son-in-Law of Blaine, Veteran of Three Armies. SERVED UNDER PIUS IX Defended Papal State Against Italians--Wounded at Second Bull Run and Fought Indians on the Western Frontier. WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.---General John J. Coppinger died tonight of pneumonia at his residence here. General Coppinger belonged to one of the most ancient and honorable families in the South of Ireland. At an early age he received a commission in one of the yeomanry regiments then raised in England for service in the Crimea, but was mustered out at the close of hostilities without seeing any active service. Served in Papal Army He then received a commission in one of the papal regiments and served dur- ing the campaign of 1860. He was taken prisoner at the defense of the Laroca gate and was made a Knight of St. Gregory for his services. On his release he was invalidated home and at the outbreak of the Civil War received a commission in the United States Regular Army on the recom- mendation of Archbishop Hughes. He was made Captain of the then Four- teenth Infantry, September 30, 1861. He was severely wounded at the second battle of Bull Run and was made Colo- nel of the Fifteen New York Cavalry, January 17, 1865. Fought on Frontier. After the war he served mainly on the frontier as Captain in the Twenty- third Infantry, Major in the Tenth In- fantry, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Eigh- teenth Infantry and Colonel in the Twenty-third Infantry. He was com- missioned Brigadier-General April 25, 1895, and commanded the Department of the Platte until the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. He was made Major-General of volunteers in July, 1898, and commanded the Fourth Corps. He was retired for age on October 11, 1898. General Coppinger married Alice Blaine, eldest daughter of the late James G. Blaine, in September, 1883. Mrs. Coppinger died in 1890, leaving two sons, Blaine and Conor Coppinger, who survive. Since his retirement he has resided in Washington. He was for years one of the governors of the Metropolitan Club, to which office he was re-elected but a few days before his death.