b. 01/01/1845 Galway, Ireland. d. 05/02/1907 Washington DC.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/07/1870 Wichita River, Texas.
Connor was born January 1, 1845 and after joining the United States Army from Jefferson, Texas in July 1869 was assigned to Company H, 6th Cavalry Regiment in the American Indian Wars. He participated in combat in Texas on the Wichita River on July 12, 1870, and received the Medal of Honor for what was described as “gallantry in action” there. He received his Medal on 25 August 1870.
He was promoted Sergeant the following December, and was discharged in July 1874. He re-enlisted in January 1875, joining the 2nd Artillery Regiment, and served until December 1890.
For gallantry in action on 12 July 1870, while serving with Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wichita River, Texas.
BURIAL LOCATION: US SOLDIERS’ AND AIRMEN CEMETERY, WASHINGTON DC.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.