John Connor (Medal of Honor)
January 1, 1845|
|Died||February 5, 1907 (aged 61–62)|
|Place of burial||United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1869 - 1874, 1875 - 1890|
|Unit||Company H, 6th Cavalry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Indian Wars|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Connor was born January 1, 1845 and after joining the United States Army from Jefferson, Texas in July 1869 was assigned to Company H, 6th Cavalry Regiment in the American Indian Wars. He participated in combat in Texas on the Wichita River on July 12, 1870, and received the Medal of Honor for what was described as "gallantry in action" there.
He died on February 5, 1907 and is buried in the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. His grave can be found in section K-7258.
Medal of Honor citation
For gallantry in action on 12 July 1870, while serving with Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wichita River, Texas.
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