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 Richard Conner

Richard Conner

Birth
Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Nov 1923 (aged 82)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section W3, Lot 28
Memorial ID 19112 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Private in Company F, 6th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Virginia (August 29, 1862). His citation reads "The flag of his regiment having been abandoned during retreat, he voluntarily returned with a single companion under a heavy fire and secured and brought of the flag, his companion being killed". He rose to Sergeant, and was one of the re-enlisting members of the 6th New Jersey who were integrated into the 8th New Jersey Veteran Volunteers when the 6th's term of service expired in November 1864. Served until well after the war, being mustered out in July 1865.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19112
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Conner (23 Dec 1840–4 Nov 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19112, citing North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .