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 James Alfred Conner

James Alfred Conner

Death 17 Jun 1912 (aged 72)
Burial Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 17676157 · View Source
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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.

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  • Created by: Panola County Gal
  • Added: 24 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17676157
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Alfred Conner (1 Oct 1839–17 Jun 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17676157, citing Emory Cemetery, Panola County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Panola County Gal (contributor 46771598) .