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Confederate (CSV)


U. S. Connally


(? - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private in Company D, First Texas Infantry on 6 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was elected Lieutenant in January 1862 and promoted to Captain on 15 May 1862. He was detailed on recruiting duty in Texas in Spring 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. In his Report, Colonel Work wrote of the situation after the Regiment had charged through Miller's Cornfield:

It is, perhaps, due to myself to state that, when I determined to retire, I requested Captain [U. S.] Connally to give the order upon the right, and stepped to the left to direct Captain Woodward to give the order upon the left, from which point I moved on to the extreme left, to discover, if possible, the locality of the enemy attacking from that quarter, in order to be prepared to govern the movements of my regiment, so as to protect it as far as possible from danger and damage.

The rest of the War

He died from consumption (tuberculosis) in Atlanta, GA on 20 November 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson.1 His command at Sharpsburg from F.B. Chilton's Unveiling and Dedication of Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade (1910), which has him as U.S. Connolly.


11/20/1862; Atlanta, GA


1   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 33  [AotW citation 20877]