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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born O.)

Edgar O'Connor

(Ap'd Wis.)


Born Aug. 29, 1833.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1854‑55, — March to Big

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Timbers, Arkansas River, 1855, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1855‑56, 1856‑57, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1857‑58, — and as Quartermaster, 7th Infantry, Mar. 18 to June 6, 1858.

Resigned, Oct. 22, 1858.

Civil History. — Lumber Merchant at Beloit, Wis., 1858‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug., 1861, to

(Colonel, 2d Wisconsin Volunteers, Aug. 2, 1861)

Mar., 1862; in the Department of the Rappahannock, being engaged in guarding the Alexandria and Orange Railroad, Apr., 1862, — in constructing Railroad Bridges at Brooks's Station and across the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg, Apr.‑May, 1862, — March to Warrenton, Va., and returning, May‑June, 1862, — and Reconnoissance in force to Orange C. H., July 24‑27, 1862; and in Northern Virginia Campaign, July‑Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Combat at Groveton, Aug. 28, 1862.

Killed, Aug. 28, 1862, in the Combat at Groveton, Va.: Aged 29.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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