Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Ireland.
Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Citation: On board
the U.S.S. Minnesota, in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January
1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Connor
charged up to the palisades and, when more than two-thirds of the men became
seized with panic and retreated on the run, risked his life to remain with
a wounded officer. With the enemy concentrating his fire on the group,
he waited until after dark before assisting in carrying the wounded man
from the field.
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)