John Conard

BirthJan. 11, 1845
DeathMay 2, 1937
CemeteryMission Creek (Pawnee Co)
PostBarry (Liberty)
Unit123rd Indiana Infantry, Company D

First Sergeant John Conard

Company D, 123rd Indiana Infantry

Conard (also spelled Connard) was born in Franklin County, Indiana on January 11, 1845. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 24, 1863. Conard was promoted to sergeant on September 8, 1864 and to first sergeant on March 10, 1865. He served 1 year and 9 months before being discharged on August 25, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina.

The 123rd Indiana Infantry was organized at Greensburg, Terre Haute, and Indianapolis between December 25, 1863 and March 7, 1864. During his enlistment, the unit fought in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

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

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

Battle of Franklin (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 14, 1865).

Conard died on May 2, 1937 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Mission Creek Cemetery in Pawnee County, Nebraska. Conard was a member of the Barry Post (#159) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Liberty, Nebraska

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