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J.A. Conner

J.A. Conner

Confederate (CSV)


James Allen Conner

(1833 - 1903)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Rockbridge (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old wagon maker, he enlisted as a Wagoner in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery on 29 April 1861 in Lexington.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right arm by a piece of shell - "schrapnel shot" - at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the thigh at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and was captured nearby on 5 July at Waterloo, PA. He was held at Point Lookout, MD until February 1864 when he agreed to serve in Company E of the First United States Volunteer Infantry and was sent to the Northwest Territory in March.

After the War

In 1870 he was a laborer in Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge County. By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer on his own place there.

References & notes

His service and other details from Driver.1 His casualty details from Captain Poague's casualty list for the battery (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA); online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from one of unknown provenance contributed by Freida.


03/26/1833; Rockbridge County, VA


01/21/1903; Rockbridge County, VA; burial in Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockbridge Baths, VA


1   Driver, Jr., Robert J., The 1st and 2nd Rockbridge Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 26239]