CONNER, RICHARD - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization. Private, Company F, 6th New Jersey Infantry.
Place and date:   At Bull Run, Va., 30 August 1862.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   17 September 1897.

Citation:   The flag of his regiment having been abandoned during retreat, he voluntarily returned with a single companion under a heavy fire and secured and brought off the flag, his companion being killed.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)