Clinton B Condon

BirthOct. 2, 1846
DeathNov. 29, 1937
CemeteryHampton (Hampton)
PostChandler (Hampton)
Unit18th Wisconsin Infantry, Company B

Private Clinton B. Condon

Company B, 18th Wisconsin Infantry

Condon was born in Brodhead (Green and Rock Counties), Wisconsin on October 2, 1846. He enlisted and was mustered as an 18-year old private on February 6, 1865. Condon served about 5 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on July 18, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 18th Wisconsin Infantry was organized in Milwaukee in March 1862. Condon joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. New recruits were attached to the 93rd Illinois Infantry until April 1865. The regiment was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky and mustered out in July 1865.

Condon died on November 29, 1937 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Hampton Cemetery in Hampton (Hamilton County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Hurlburt Post (#93) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and the Chandler Post (#44) in Aurora, Nebraska. He was the last Civil War Veteran in Hamilton County.

Tina Larson of the Plainsman Museum supplied a copy of Condon’s obituary. Additional comments regarding his life include:

He married Josephine Newman in 1869. The couple parented 17 children. At the time of his death, he had 50 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.

The couple moved to Hamilton County in 1873 and located 10 miles southeast of Aurora.

Condon was a member of Masonic Lodge for 70 years.

He was a resident for Hampton, Nebraska for several years before moving to Aurora.

Doc – Condon(18WISC).doc

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