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us: Connor, P. E. (Patrick Edward), 1820-1891



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    • us: Connor, P. Edward, 1820-1891
    • us: Connor, Patrick Edward, 1820-1891
    • us: O'Connor, Patrick Edward, 1820-1891
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    • found: Hart, N. The Bear River massacre, c1982: t.p. (Gen. P. E. Connor) p. 15, etc. (Patrick Edward O'Connor; b. 1820 in Ireland; as a small child moved with family to the U.S. and family's name was changed to Connor; appointed brig-gen. in 1863; d. 12-17-1891)
    • found: Wikipedia, website viewed 11 September 2010 (Patrick Edward Connor (March 17, 1820-December 17, 1891), Union General during the American Civil War, most famous for campaigns against Native Americans in the American West, Patrick Edward O'Connor born in County Kerry Ireland, enlisted in the United States Army November 28, 1839 as Patrick Edward Connor; served in the Seminole Wars, dragoon at Ft. Leavenworth, Fort Atkinson, Fort Sanford, the second Fort Des Moines; discharged as a private November 28, 1844; naturalized citizen on April 5, 1845; joined Texas Volunteers in May 1846; July 7, 1846 mustered into the U.S. Army as first lieutenant and served in the Mexican War, discharged near Monterrey, Mexico on May 24, 1847 due to rheumatism; moved to California January 22, 1850; May 28, 1853 named lieutenant in the California State Rangers; when Civil War broke out he was in command of the "Stockton Blues" a unit of the California Militia which became the 3rd Regiment California Volunteer Infantry and was ordered to Utah Territory; In Utah Territory, established a post [Fort Ruby], established Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City, established the first daily Utah Newspaper, The Union Vedette, Battle of Bear River on January 29, 1863, 1863 was appointed brigadier general in command of the District of Utah headquartered in Utah, 1865 lead the Powder River Expedition against Sioux and Cheyenne Indians; August, 1865 Battle of Tongue River; After the Civil War appointed brevet major general, permanent residence in Salt Lake City, founded Stockton, Utah, and became involved in mining. Died in Salt Lake City, Utah and buried there)
    • found: Fort Ruby, Ruby Valley, Nevada, website viewed 13 September 2010 (Fort Ruby, Ruby Valley, Nevada, Colonel P. Edward Conner was ordered to build and command this post in 1862. The Fort was built midway between Salt Lake City, Utah and Carson City, Nevada to protect the Overland Mail route (Pony Express) and emigrant travelers from Indian raiders. Fort Ruby active 1862-1869)
    • found: Wikipedia Fort Ruby, website viewed 13 September 2010 (Fort Ruby, also known as Camp Ruby, was built in 1862, during the American Civil War, operated 1862-1869)
    • found: Utah history encyclopedia, website viewed 11 September 2010 (Patrick Edward Conner, Patrick E. Connor, soldier, building contractor, mining operator, and political leader. Mexican War wounded at the Battle of Buena Vista. In California attempeted to found a settlement at the mouth of the Trinity River, settled in Stockton, California and entered the road-building and construction business; Civil War served in Union army appointed Colonel of the Third California Infantry. October, 1862 moved his command to Salt Lake City, where he founded Camp Douglas; Battle of Bear River near Franklin, Idaho, on 29 January 1863; Spring of 1865, named commander of the District of the Plains and placed in charge of the Powder River Expedition to pursue Native Americans in what is now Wyoming; Returned to military District of Utah; dischareged as Brevet Major-General spring of 1866. 1866 to death in 1891 develped mining property in Utah and Nevada; ran unsuccessfully for major offices in Nevada; remembered as founder of the "Liberal Party" in Utah and the "Father of Utah Mining.")
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