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Federal (USV)

Captain

Cyrus L. Conner

(1825 - 1877)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He had served as Corporal in Company H, 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and saw action in the Mexican War (1847-48). From Brownsville, he was one-time landlord of the Monongahela House tavern there. He was commissioned Captain, Company D, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 21 June 1861. He was captured at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862 and was exchanged and returned to his Company on 19 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action in Maryland in September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 25 December 1862. He mustered as Sergeant, Company I, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 25 February 1864, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 17 December, and Captain on 9 March 1865. On 8 April he transferred to the 137th US Colored Troops as Major. He mustered out of service on 15 January 1866.

After the War

He was appointed Gauger for the US Internal Revenue Service on 6 November 1872 and served in that position to at least 1877.

References & notes

Service information and his presence in Maryland (specifically at Turner's Gap on 14 September) from Bates1. Further service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Life dates from a bio sketch in Franklin Ellis' History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1882). Post-war occupation from the Annual Report of the Register of the Treasury (1877).

Birth

1825

Death

04/05/1877 Masontown, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 761, 770  [AotW citation 21500]