Joseph Conrad (general)

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Not to be confused with Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Speed Conrad (1833-1891).

Joseph Conrad (May 17, 1830 – 1897) was a Union American Civil War officer who was brevetted a brigadier general of volunteers during the Atlanta Campaign.

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He was born in Wied-Selters, Germany. He graduated from the Hesse-Darmstadt military academy in 1848, and emigrated to the United States, where he settled in the state of Missouri.

At the beginning of the American Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army, and was made captain of a company of the Third Missouri Infantry. In September 1861, he was promoted to major of the Fifteenth Missouri Infantry. He fought in the battles of Carthage, Pea Ridge, Corinth, Perryville, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge.

During the Atlanta Campaign, he commanded a brigade of the Army of the Cumberland at the battles of Franklin and Nashville. He was brevetted brigadier general for his services. He commanded the sub-district of Victoria in Texas until February 1866, when he was mustered out of the volunteer service.

In July 1866, he entered the regular army, and was commissioned captain in the 29th Infantry, transferred to the 11th Infantry in April 1869, and served with his regiment until October 1882, when he was retired with the rank of colonel. He was married to Minnie S. Conrad (12 June 1848 - 1 February 1898).


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