Frederick D. Conner was born in Perry Co., Indiana, Feb. 17, 1841, and became a resident of Floyd county, Ind., in 1870. His parents, no longer numbered among the living, were Torrance and Nancy (Tate) Conner. He was united in marriage, Oct. 3, 1871, in New Albany, Oct. 3, 1871, to Harriet Sackett who was born in New Albany, Dec. 5, 1850. Her father, Charles Sackett is still living, age 82 years but her mother, whose maiden name was Joyce Gresham is dec. To this union two children were born: Edna C. and Alma. Comrade Conner was a teacher and farmer by occupation at the time of his enlistment which occurred August, 1862, at Louisville, Ky., for three years. He was 21 years old when he entered the Federal army, as Corp. of Co. K, 34th Ky. V.I. August, 1863, he entered hospital at Glasgow, Ky., until October, when he was transferred to Louisville and thence to New Albany, for five months and later to Madison hospital where he was treated for chronic ophthalmy results of typhoid fever, until honorably discharged June 6, 1865, by G.O. of W.D. October 1864, he was furloughed for thirty days, at the expiration of which he returned to Madison hospital. He was detailed as commissary Serg. of subsistence until June, 1863; was detailed as chief clerk for Gen. Judah until his death and again as chief clerk in Madison hospital under Surgeon Grant, serving as such when discharged. His brother, John served in Co. E, 49th Ind. V.I., as Serg.-Maj. Comrade Connor is a member of Sanderson Post, he has been deputy collector of internal revenues from May, 1870, to May 1885; he is a real estate dealer and insurance agent and his address is New Albany, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike