John Connor (Medal of Honor)

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John Conner
Born (1845-01-01)January 1, 1845
Galway, Ireland
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
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company H, 6th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

John Connor (January 1, 1845 – February 5, 1907) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Indian Wars

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.[1]

He was promoted Sergeant the following December, and was discharged in July 1874. He re-enlisted in January 1875, joining the 2nd Artillery Regiment, and served until December 1890.[2]

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[edit]

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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References[edit]

General
  1. ^ "John Connor". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  2. ^ Profile
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