Joseph Conrad (general)
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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On Joseph Conrad (1830-1897)
- "Joseph Conrad, Brigadier General, United States Army". arlingtoncemetery.net. Retrieved 23 April 2012. Uses date of death for Joseph Speed Conrad (1891)?
- "People and Professions: Immigrants: Joseph Conrad (1830-1897)". Kunhardt-Meserve Foundation. Retrieved 23 April 2012. Portrait.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Conrad, Joseph". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
On Joseph Speed Conrad (1833-1891)
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Conrad, Joseph Speed". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- Joseph Speed Conrad at Find a Grave