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John McConihe
Birth: Sep. 4, 1834
Troy
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1864
Cold Harbor
Hanover County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In 1855, he graduated from the University at Albany and opened a law practice in Troy, New York. In 1857, he resettled at Omaha, Nebraska, commenced the practice of the law and in 1858, during the gold rush he formed a freighting business to Denver, which he conducted until he entered the army in 1860. He was appointed adjutant general of Nebraska and at the head of a regiment, he proceeded on an expedition to the frontier against the Pawnee Indians. This expedition was successful and a treaty of peace was made. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he raised a company for the 1st Nebraska Regiment, and as Captain of the company he participated in the Missouri campaign. In 1862, he was severely wounded in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee. In Washington, healing his wound, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 169th Regiment, New York Volunteers, in October 1862. His regiment was ordered to North Carolina, then to Florida, to the Fortress Monroe and marched to Bermuda Hundred. He participated in all battles in which the regiment had been engaged, including that of the Edenton Road, North Carolina and when General Buel was wounded the command of the regiment devolved on him in the siege of Charlestown. In the army under command of General Grant, he lost his life when shot through the heart in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia. For his marked bravery and indomitable energy at the siege of Charlestown and gallant charge at the Battle of Cold Harbor, he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on the same day of his death. His last order given as commandant of the regiment an instant before his death was, "Cease firing, fix bayonets and charge again. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Troy
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.76206, -73.66876
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 02, 2004
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 1, 2017
General thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
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