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James A Conner
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1839
Death: Jun. 17, 1912

James Alfred Conner Civil War Record

21 Apr 1862 Enlisted as Private, Company I, 42nd Mississippi Infantry at Sardis, Mississippi at the age of 22

The 42nd Mississippi Company I was mustered together in April of 1862 out of Panola County, Mississippi at the Sardis Courthouse during a town rally/meeting as was the case throughout the North and the South during the war. After a new call to volunteer by the State of Mississippi to replenish the State with its quota and obligation towards the Confederacy, the County found the men it needed to fulfill this request with 100 men or a company. In this case, Company I. The County itself was a poor farming community, made up of private land owners who relied on their own families to tend their farms rather than slaves and farmhands.

Unit Battles and those in which James participated:
Hanover Junction, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 30 Jun 1863 - Present

Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1-4 Jul 1863 - Wounded

Falling Waters, 6-16 Jul 1863 Absent due to wound received at Gettysburg (fingers amputated due to gangrene)

Bristoe Station, 14 Oct 1863 - Present
*Wilderness, 6 May 1864 Present

Spotsylvania Court House, Spotsylvania, Virginia, 10-12 May 1864 - Present

Cold Harbor, Richmond, Virginia, 31 May to 12 Jun 1864 - Present

Second Battle of Weldon Railroad, Petersburg, Virginia, 18 21 Aug 1864 - Wounded (probably head wound shown in portrait - muster rolls indicate in hospital for at least two months)

Jan 1864 Promoted to Corporal

Hatchers Run, Petersburg, Virginia, 5-7 Feb 1865 - Absent due to wound received at Weldon RR

*Honor Roll Recipients - 42 nd Mississippi Infantry for actions during the Battle of the Wilderness:
Private J. M. Lourden, Company A.
Private W. H. Cabler, Company B.
Sergt. R. H. Cobb, Company C.
Sergt. Thomas Martin, Company D.
Sergt. F. E. Smith, Company E.
Corpl. W. T. Blaylock, Company F.
Private A. Stroup, Company G.
Private A. W. Langham, Company H.
Corpl. James A. Conner, Company I .
Private S. M. Cole. Company K.

For excellent details of the American Civil War - see http://www.sonofthesouth.net/

Info from Ancestry.com 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Henry Conner (1808 - 1858)
  Martha Elizabeth Curtis Conner (1810 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Elizabeth Hays Conner (1844 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Lucy E Conner Hoke (1866 - 1946)*
  Henry Conner (1874 - 1874)*
  Claudius Conner (1876 - 1876)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Emily Conner Webb (1838 - 1913)*
  James A Conner (1839 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Son of W. and E. Curtis
 
Burial:
Emory Cemetery
Panola County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Panola County Gal
Record added: Jan 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17676157
James A Conner
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James A Conner
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