John T Condon

BirthOct. 16, 1842
DeathMarch 7, 1936
CemeteryPawnee City (Pawnee City)
PostIngham (Pawnee City)
Unit20th Ohio Infantry, Company A

Sergeant John T Condon

Company A, 20th Ohio Infantry

Condon was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 16, 1842. He enlisted in the regiment as a corporal on September 3, 1861. Condon was mustered on September 21, 1861 and went on to serve about 4 years and 10 months. Condon re-enlisted, along with other members, on January 1, 1864. He was promoted to sergeant on September 1, 1865. He was discharged on July 15, 1865.

The 20th Ohio Infantry was organized at Columbus, Ohio between August 19 and September 21, 1861. During Condon’s enlistment, the unit fought in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 9-September 8, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864). Regimental losses were 29 killed, 18 wounded, and 25 captured or reported missing.

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Condon died on March 7, 1936 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City (Pawnee County), Nebraska. Condon was a member of the Ingham Post (#95) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Pawnee City.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.