John McConihe


from The New York Times, June 9, 1864:

COL. M'CONIHE. Col. JOHN McCONIHE, according to a Troy paper, was the son of Hon. ISAAC McCONIHE, one of the oldest and most prominent residents of that city, and was 20 years of age. He was born at Troy, studied law with his father, and went to the law school at Albany, graduated at Union College in 1853, was chosen one of the Board of Education, and took a high stand in the Board. He went to Omaha, Nebraska Territory, in 1856, and was soon appointed Private Secretary to the Governor. He went as Colonel of a detachment of military, to which he was appointed, against the Pawnee Indians, and met with entire success. He was appointed Adjutant-General of the Territory. On the breaking out of the rebellion, he raised a com- pany, and was appointed Captain, went through the campaign of 1861 and part of 1862, in Missouri, and was in the battle of Shiloh, Tenn., where he acted with great bravery. He was severely wounded, and afterward returned to Troy, where he received the appointment of Lieut.-Colonel of the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Regiment at Washington on provost duty, and then went to Morris Island, S.C., where he performed much arduous duty at the seige there, then went to Florida. He next went to the Penin- sula under Gen. BUTLER, and fought several battles with great gallantry, and finally went to the army under Gen. GRANT, where, on the 1st of June, he was killed in battle.


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