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Confederate (CSV)


James W. Conner

(? - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the Chester District, he'd had service in the Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican War (1847-48). On 26 November 1861 he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 17th South Carolina Infantry. He was appointed First Lieutenant and regimental Adjutant on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and slightly wounded at Sharpsburg on the evening of 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Except for a brief furlough to tend his sick wife in December 1863 and January 1864, he was with the regiment through the war until he was mortally wounded by a gunshot through his bowels at Petersburg, VA on 17 June 1864. He died in a hospital in Petersburg the next day.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), also as James W. Connor, online from fold3. Further details in his testimony in Colonel McMaster's court martial [pdf] of March 1863.


06/18/1864; Petersburg, VA