Brigadier General John R. McConnell
- Major 3rd Illinois Volunteer Cavalry September 1, 1861
- Resigned 1863
- Colonel 5th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry May 27, 1864
- Brevet Lieutenant Colonel/Colonel/Brigadier General March 13, 1865
- Honorably mustered out October 27, 1865
John R. McConnell, Captain, United States Army, New York. Major, 3rd Illinois Cavalry, September 11, 1861. Resigned March 13, 1863. Colonel, 5th Illinois Cavalry, May 27, 1864. Breveted Brigaider General, United States Volunteers, for war services. Died in 1898.
Company E, 37th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry.
Jun 4, 1830- May 26, 1894.
“He giveth his beloved sleep.”
Section 1, Arlington National Cemetery
Jun 15, 1863 – May 27, 1864
Promoted to Brevet Brigadier General, Mar 13, 1865.
Mustered out Oct 27, 1865
Mary V. McConnell, wife of John R. McConnell. Adjacent site. February 11, 1831-December
“Rest In Peace.”
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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