James Connors (Medal of Honor)

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James Connors
Born 1838
Kildare, Ireland
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Private
Unit New York (state) 43rd New York Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Fisher's Hill
Awards Medal of Honor

James Connors (1838 – unknown) was an Irish born Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Fisher's Hill near Strasburg, Virginia fought September 21–22, 1864. The battle was one of the engagements of the Valley Campaigns of 1864.

Connors enlisted in the Army from Canajoharie, New York in August 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. [1]

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"The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James Connors, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 September 1864, while serving with Company E, 43d New York Infantry, in action at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, for capture of flag."

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