Friday, April 25, 2008

Robert Connor

Robert Connor was born 1836 in Hinsform, Quebec, Canada.

Robert eventually moved to the United States, and had settled in western Michigan by 1860 when he was working as a laborer and residing at Samuel Matery’s hotel in Brooks, Newaygo County.

Robert stood 5’11” with blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion, and was 25 years old and living in Newaygo or Muskegon County when he enlisted in the “Muskegon Rangers” -- which would soon become Company H -- on April 28, 1861, in Muskegon. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers”, was made up largely of men from the vicinity of Muskegon and Newaygo counties.) He was reported sick in the hospital from October of 1862 until he was discharged on November 18, 1862, from the Third Corps hospital near Fort Lyon, Virginia, for a fracture of the arm, which had occurred prior to enlistment.

No pension seems to be available.

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