Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1832, Pennsylvania.
Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Howquah on the occasion of the destruction of
the blockade runner Lynx, off Wilmington, 25 September 1864. Performing
his duty faithfully under the most trying circumstances, Connor stood firmly
at his post in the midst of a crossfire from the rebel shore batteries
and our own vessels.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)