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David Conner

  • Birth 1792 Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 20 Mar 1856 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 14, Lots 241-242
  • Memorial ID 20307

Mexican War Naval Officer. Entered US Navy in 1809. Served in the War of 1812, captaining the privateer "USS Dolphin", and was captured on board the "USS Hornet". Exchanged, he returned to the "Hornet" and participated in that capture of the "HMS Peacock" in 1813, and the capture of the sloop "HMS Penguin" in 1815, which was the last man-of-war engagement in the War of 1812. Severely wounded in the engagement, and was voted a medal by Congress for his bravery. Served in various ship and shore posts after the war, and was promoted to Captain. In the Mexican War, he was in command of the Gulf Squadron. He led the naval blockade of Mexico, and captured several Mexican coast ports. His most famous accomplishment while in command was the landing of General Winfield Scott's troop at Vera Cruz. Replaced by Commodore Matthew C. Perry as commander when he fell too ill. Later commanded the Philadelphia Naval Yard.

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  • Added: 22 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20307
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Conner (1792–20 Mar 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20307, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .