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JOSEPH HENRY CONRAD, Company "I"


Submitted by Genevieve Young.


Joseph Henry Conrad & Family

Joseph Henry Conrad was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1839. His parents were Urias Conrad and Sara Ann Murphy. He was married December 26, 1865 to Mary Ann Thornton. He died April 8, 1909. Joseph and Mary Ann had 12 children: Susan Ann, Alice Mae, John Wilson, Mary Margaret, James Urias, Charles Owen, Caroline Genevieve, Sarah Eleanor, Evelyn Margaret Isabelle, Francis Henry, William Oliver and Estella Edna. He died April 8, 1909 and is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Joseph Henry's brother, James Conrad, four years younger, who enlisted, like Joseph Henry, for three years, then reenlisted with him for the duration of the war. They fought side by side through the whole war in the First West Virginia Calvary Regiment. James suffered from deafness, which became almost total. At the Grand Review of the Army, May 2, 1865, an over enthusiastic bandsman beside him in the crowd, blew a blast with his horn, shattering James' eardrum, and leaving him deaf for the rest of his life.

Wilson, eleven years old at the beginning of the war, was determined to join the army as a drummer towards the end of the war. His parents refused to allow him to go and threatened to disown him. He lied about his age and enlisted. At the end of the war, he met his brothers at the Grand Review of the Army in Washington, but refused to go home with them. He was never heard from since.

Joseph Henry Conrad enlisted September 2, 1861 from Wheeling, West Virginia and was mustered into service as Private and Blacksmith to serve 3 years in Company I, 1st Regiment West Virginia Calvary under Captains G. McCoy and James Dean, Colonels N. Richmond and H. Capeheart, and Generals Sheridan and Custer. The regiment was attached to 2nd Brigade 2nd Division Calvary of West Virginia and Middle Department. At end of first enlistment he was honorably discharged December 31, 1863 and immediately reenlisted January 1, 1864 under Captain W. A. Powell and Colonel H. Capeheart. Was actively engaged in 56 battles, was wounded by saber cut on his face and sustained a spine injury by fall of horse in the battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. Was present a Appomatox (sic) Court House and surrender of General Lee on April 9, 1865, marched to Grand Review May 23, 1865 and honorably discharged July 8, 1865 at Washington, D.C. by reason of close of war.

The date of enlistment on discharge and oath of identity is September 2, 1861, not November 18th as given on the Memorial now belonging to Stella. The November date may have been a mustering in date. The blacksmith was an important person in the army. All repairs to rifles and other weapons, heavy artillery and rolling equipment were his job, in addition to his active participation in battle itself. (The name is spelled Conradd on the Enlistment and discharge paper).

Joseph Henry, James M. C. and Wilson R. (the three sons of Urias and Sarah Ann Murphy Conrad) all served in the Civil War. Wilson enlisted as a drummer boy against his parents' wishes and never returned home again. His parents tried for years to find trace of him, whether living or dead, with no success. James enlisted March 30, 1864.

The documents included proudly attest to Joseph Henry's Civil War record. In 1913, about four years after his death, his familly received the large picture document decorated with crossed sabers and rifles and other military symbols attesting to his enlistment in the Union Army for three years and reenlistment for the duration of the war and final discharge. It also contains his battle record and the award of the Medal of Honor for Bravery.

Joseph, or "Henry" as his family knew him, was not a typical military character. They say it was almost impossible to get him to speak of his war experience. But he did spend many a sunny day at the G.A.R. memorial on the Diamond Park across form the Court House in Butler Pennsylvania, reliving events of the Civil War with fellow members of the Grand Army of the Republic. On Memorial Days, he would proudly march in the poarad, honoring the memory of fallen members who did not return from the war. We can be pround that his spirit of patriotism in the defense of the nation has been shared through the years by many young men of his posterity, who, like him, responded to the call to arms when the nation needed them.


NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE

Declaration For An Original Invalid Pension
This must be executed before a Court of Record or some Officer thereof having custody of the ___

State of Pennsylvania, County of Mercer

On this 28th day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty six personally appeared before me Prothonotary of the Common Pleas a court of record with and for the county and State aforesaid. Joseph H Conrod aged 41 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Joseph H. Conrodd who was enrolled on the 2 day of September 1861 in Company N of the First Regiment of West Virginia Mounted Volunteers commanded by Captain James Dean and was honoraby discharged at New Creek, West Virginia on the 31st day of December 1863 that his personal description is as follows: Age 41 years; height 6 feet o inches; complexion Dark; hair, dark; eyes Blue. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and the line of his duty at Raccoon Ford in the state of Old Virginia in or about ___ day of September 1862 he was engaged in shoeing Captain Hiss'; horse. (Captain of Company M). when the horse reared and struck him on the back, injuring his back so as to entirely incapacitate him from working at his trade of Blacksmith. He was not sent to any located hospital but was with the regimental hospital and treated there.

He was enrolled in Company "I" First Regiment West Virgiia Vet Calvary Volunteers on on December 23, 1863 and was discharged at Wheeling on July 8, 1865

That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the Coolsprings Township of Mercer County in the state of Pennsylvania and his occupation has been that of a Farmer and Laborer. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a Blacksmith . That he is now partially disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the Invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, W. H. Griffith of Mercer, Pennsylvania his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. That he has Never received or applied for a pension; that his residence is now Findley Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania and that his post office address is: Mercer, Mercer County Pennsylvania.

His mark Joseph H Conrodd

S.B. Griffith
I. M Sheriff

Residing in Mercer, Mercer County, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Henry Conrodd, the claimant sign his name (make his Mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they hae every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim

I.M. Sheriff
S.B. Griffith

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28 day of June A.D. 1886 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &cl, were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing and that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

C. W. Fahuiser
Prothonorary


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
CASE OF Joseph Conrodd
Co "I" 1st Reg. W.Va. Cav. Vols
for Orig Invalid Pension
Power of Attorney and affidavit of claimant
FILED BY
Wm A. McCormick
Mercer, Mercer Co., Pa.
Atty for Claimant

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Pennsylvania
County of Mercer
In the matter of Orig. Inv. Pension Claim NO 406008 of Joseph Conrodd, Co I of the 1st Regt. W.Va. Cav. Vols.

Personally came before me a Clerk of Courts in and for aforesaid County and State Joseph Conrodd age 49 years, citizen of the Town of Pardoe, County of Mercer, state of Pennsylvania, and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

While in the said service and in the line of my duty at near Raccoon Ford on Shenandoah River, Virginia in the year 1863 while I was shoeing a horse he reared and struck me in my back with his forefeet, injurying my spine since disablling me for duty. I was treated in the hospital of my own Regiment for one week and I was treated by Surgeon Gardner of my Regt. for one or two monthis. I think Haslett was the name of another surgeon who treated me. Frequently, while in the service I got linement from Regt Surgeon for my back. This injury hurt me some all the time I was in the service and has disabled me ever since my discharge. I was never greated in any general hospital. I have not been in the military service of U.S. since my discharge in 1866. My former Attorney W.H. Griffith has removen from Mercer to the state of Colorado and I have employed another attorney.

I hereby constitute and appoint Wm A. McCormick of Mercer, Mercer County, Pa. my Attorney to prosecute this my claim for Invalid Pension and secure me a certificate of Pension, and I desire that he be recognized by the Commissioner of Pensions as my Attorney

My Post office Is Pardoe, Mercer County, Pa.

(His Mark ) Joseph Conrodd

Witnesses
C H. White
J.P. Hoover

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interest in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me; that he is a creditable person and so reputed in the community in which he resides and he acknowledges the within power of attorney.

Witness my and official seal this 17th day Dec, 1888

D Plunyhn
Clerk of Quarter Sepin Court


WAR DEPARTMENT

Adjutant General's Office Washington, Jan 16 1883

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions Hoseph H. Conrodd, a Private of Company "I" (N) 1st Regiment West Va. Cav Volunteers was enrolled on 2 day of Sept 1861, at Wheeling, W Va for 3 years and reported on muster rolls from enrollment to April 30 1865 present. Reenlisted a Vet Vol. December 23 1863, mustered out with Co. July 8, 1865 as Blacksmith at Wheeling W. Va Regtl return for September 1862 does not account for Company "I"

The name Conrodo not borne.

The record of this office furnish no evidence of alleged injury.

Name not borne on Regtl Hospl. Register and Prise Book running from Jany 1 1865 to June 17 1865

M. Barber
Assistant Adjutant General


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
CASE OF
Joseph Conrodd
Co "I" 1st Reg. W. Va Cav Vols
for the Orig. Inv Pension

AFFIDAVIT OF
George Marshall
Fulton, Ohio Co. W. Va

John E Uonnan
17th Street
Wheeling, W. Va.

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of West Virginia County of Ohio

In the matter of Pension Claims of Joseph H. Conrad, Blacksmith of Co N & I , 1st W. Va Calvary

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and Staye George Marshall (Fulton) age 58 years and John W. Uonnan (17th St. Wheeling) aged 42 years citizens of the towns of Fulton a & Wheeling County of Ohio State of West Virginia well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sowrn, declare in relation to aforesaid case as follows. I was wagon master and was present when Conrad was hurt by a large black horse reared on him, his forefeet striking Conrad about the small of the back. Conrad was at the time nailing shoes on the horse. He was sent to Hospital and ever after that as long as he was with my Train he complained of his back & spine. He was compelled to go to his Company for duty as he could not perform his duty with my Train in consequence of this injury. I was with him when he was discharged and he told me he did not bellieve he would get well. I have saw him two or 3 times & today since his injlury. I know what I have stated from being an eye witness & a member of his Company.

Signed
John Marshall

I John W. Uonnan was a member of same Co. They enlisted in Feb. 1864. I saw Conrad in July 1864. He complained of his back and spine. I complained about his shoeing my horse badly & he said his back & spine hurt him so he could not do it better. I knew him prior to his enllistment, he was to all appearances a Sound man & good blacksmith. He complained all the time after I jointed the Co. of above injury and did so at discharge. I have seen him several times since discharge and he still complains of same injury. I often tryed to persuade him to go the Hospital as I messed with him & knew how he suffered.

Signed
(His Mark) John W. Uonnan

We further declare that we have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.

Witness:
George Marshall
W. C. Cuismce

Signed George Marshall
(His Mark) John W. Uonnan

Note - In the execution of papers and evidence, whenever a person or witness signs by mark (X), two persons who can write must attest the signature by signing their names opposite.

The official before whom papers are executed is not a competent witness to a mark.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiants; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants and acquanted them with its contents before they executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiants are personally known to me; that they are creditable persons and so reputed in the community in which they reside.

Witness my hand and official seal this 24th day of December, 1888 Sign here: Wm W. Rogers Notary Public Certificate on file


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
Case of Joseph Conrodd , Co."I" 1st reg. W.Va. Cav. Vols
for Orig. Inv. Pension
Affidavit of John McConnaughy
Bridgeport, Belmont County, Ohio
Filed by Wm A. MCormick
Mercer, Mercer Co Pa.
Atty for Claimant

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Ohio
County of Belmont

In the matter of pension claim of Joseph H. Conrad Co N and I 1st W.Va. Cav.

Personally came before me Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State John McConnaughy aged 72 years citizen of the Town of Bridgeport, County of Belmont, State of Ohio, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

I was well acquainted with the said Joseph Conrad. That I knew him as a member of Co N and I 1st W.Va. Cav. and I know him to have received an injury while shoeing a horse near Racoon Ford near town of Front Royal, Va. in the fall of 1863. I was on duty in the Regimental Hospital as nurse and Conrad was there for treatment. These facts I know from being a member of Co. N and I 1st W. Va. Cav. and knew Conrad well as the Company blacksmith.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and I am not concerned in its prosecution

Signed
John M. McConnaughy
Witness
Jno M Turner A.C. Robinson

Sworn to and subscribed before this day by the above named affiant and I certify that I read said affidavit to affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me; that he is a creditable person and so reputed in the community which he resides.

Witness my hand and official seal this 26th day of December 188-
F. A. Robinson
Notary Public.
My certificate as Notary Public is on file at Washington, D. C.


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

Case of Joseph Conrodd
Co "I" 1st Reg. W. Va. Cav V
for Orig. Inv. Pension
Affidavit of
Claimant to disability

Filed by Wm A McCormick
Mercer, Mercer Co., Pa

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Pennsylvania
County of Mercer

In the matter of Orig Inv Pension Claim No 406008 of Joseph H. Conrodd of Co "I" 1st Reg W.Va. Cav Vols. Personally came before me Joseph H. Conrodd aged 50 years citizen of the Town of Pardoe, County of Mercer, State of Pennsylvania, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

I can not furnish medical evidence of my condition since treatment form the time of my discharge until 1874 for the reason that I ws treated from time to time during since period by Dr. English who lived near Wheeling, West Va. and by Dr. Hildreth who lived in Wheeling, West Va. That I went to Wheeling on Jany 8th last to try to find the required evidence. I there was informed by the neighbors and relatives of said doctors that they were both dead. I then tried to get statements from their books, and failed because I could not find the books. They were supposed to be taken away west by some of the family and I could not find out who had them. I can furnish testiony of my comrades and neighbors showing my condition and continuance of my disability from injury to back during said period.

I can not furnish the testimony of Commissioned officers of my Co. to incurence of said injury because none of them were present at the time and I herewith furnish testimony of my comrades.

Signed
J. H. Conrad

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I furthrer certify that I am in nowise interested in said case nor am I concerned in its prosecution ; and that said affiant is personally known to me; that he is a creditable person and so reputed in the community in which he resides. "And Failed" were interlined before swearing.

Witness my hand and official seal 22 day of January 1890
B J. Haywood
Prothonotary


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

Case of Joseph Conrodd , Co."I" 1st reg. W.Va. Cav. Vols
for Orig. Inv. Pension
Affidavit of John McConnaughy
Bridgeport, Belmont County, Ohio
Filed by Wm A. MCormick
Mercer, Mercer Co Pa.
Atty for Claimant

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Ohio
County of Belmont

In the matter of pension claim of Joseph H. Conrad Co N and I 1st W.Va. Cav.

Personally came before me Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State John McConnaughy aged 72 years citizen of the Town of Bridgeport, County of Belmont, State of Ohio, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

I was well acquainted with the said Joseph Conrad. That I knew him as a member of Co N and I 1st W.Va. Cav. and I know him to have received an injury while shoeing a horse near Racoon Ford near town of Front Royal, Va. in the fall of 1863. I was on duty in the Regimental Hospital as nurse and Conrad was there for treatment. These facts I know from being a member of Co. N and I 1st W. Va. Cav. and knew Conrad well as the Company blacksmith.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and I am not concerned in its prosecution

Signed
John M. McConnaughy
Witness
Jno M Turner A.C. Robinson

Sworn to and subscribed before this day by the above named affiant and I certify that I read said affidavit to affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me; that he is a creditable person and so reputed in the community which he resides.

Witness my hand and official seal this 26th day of December 188-
F. A. Robinson
Notary Public.
My certificate as Notary Public is on file at Washington, D. C.


SOLDIER'S APPLICATION

ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890

Name: Joseph H Conrodd
Service: Priv Co "I" 1st Reg. West Va. Cav. Vols
Address: Pardoe, Mercer Co., Pa

Filed by Wm A McCormick
Mercer, Mercer Co. Pa

Date of execution: June 4, 1891

DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION
ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890
To be Executed Before a Court of Record of some Officer Thereof Having custody of its Seal.

State of Pennsylvania, County of Mercer as:

On the 4th of June, a.d. one thousand eight hundred and ninety one personally appeared before me prothonotary of the Common Pleas court, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid Joseph H. Conrodd age 52 years, a resident of the town of Findley, county of Mercer, state of Pennsylvania who, being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Joseph H. Conrodd who who was enrolled Autumn of 1861 in Co N. Transferred to Co. I, 1st Regt, West Va. Cav. Vols, rank, Blacksmith in the War of the Rebellion, and served at least ninety days and was honorably discharged at Wheeling, West Virginia on the 8th day of July 1865. That he is totally unable to support by manual labor by reason of injury of back, wounds of head, disease of eyes and paralysis. He incurred sabre cut to head in 1864 Warrenton Junction, Va by a charge of the enemy and he incurred wound left side of head by blow of muskett by enemy in charge at Cedar Creek, Va. in 1864, both in line of duty.

That said disabilities are not due vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent, that he has applied for penson application No. ______; that he is a pesioner under Certificate No. 490.202. If a pensioner, this certificate number only need be given; if not, give the number of the former application if one was made.

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of June 27, 1890.

He hereby appoints, with full power of substiution and revocation, Wm A McCormick, Esq. of Mercer, Mercer County, State of Pennsylvania, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim; that his P.O. address is Pardoe, county of Mercer, state of Pennsylvania

Signed
(His Mark) Joseph H. Conrodd

Attest:
Akin Thompson
Lyle W. Orr

Also personally appeared Akin Thompson, residing at Mercer, Mercer Co, Pa and Lyle W. Orr, residing at Mercer, Mercer Co., Pa. persons who I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Joseph H. Conrodd, the claimant, make his mark to the foregoing declarations; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquantance with him for 10 years and two years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Signatures of witnesses:
Akin Thompson
Lyle W. Orr

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 4th day of June, A.D. 1891 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c, were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses. before swearing the words "by Manual labor:" added and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim

W. J. Lyons
Prothonotary


PENSIONER DROPPED

(8-405.)

U.S. Pension Agency
Pittsburg, Pa.
Feb. 26, 1892

Hon Greer B. Ranus
Commissioner of Pensions

Sir;

I hereby report that the name of Joseph H. Conrodd, who was a pensioner on rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 490202, and who was last paid $8 to 4 Jany 1892, has been dropped because of allowance under Act June 27, 1890.

Very respectfully,
H.H. Bengough
Pension Agent

Every name dropped to be thus reported at once


DECLARATION FOR PENSION

ACT JUNE 27, 1890

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau Pensions
Washington D. D., January 15, 1898

Cetificate No. 490.202
Joseph H. Conrodd

Sir: In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.

Very respectfully,
Haley Evans
Commisioner of Pensions

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. yes, Mary A. Conradd, nee Mary A Thornton

Second: when, where and by whom were you married?
Answer: 28th day of Dec 1865 at Wheeline, W. Va. Rev. Huffman, rector of St. James Cathedral

Third: What record of marriage exists:
Answer: Record at St. James Cathedral, Wheeline, W. V., also at Courthouse, Wheeling, W. Va.

Fourth: Were you preiviously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce
Answer: No

Fifth Have you any children living. If so, please stae their names and the dates of their birth
Answer. Susie A. Oct. 1 , 1866, Alice M April 21, 1868, John W. Aug 23, 1870, Mamie M July 5 1872, James U. July 1 1874, Charles O. July 12, 1876, Carrie G. April 5 1879, Nellie M. Sept. 26, 1882, Evelyn M, Feby 17, 1884, Frances H Aug. 24 1887, Oliver W Aug. 11 1894, Estella E. Jany 29, 1896.

Signed
(His Mark) Joseph H. Conrodd
Date of reply July 14, 1898
Witness J Bluole ?


DECLARATION FOR PENSION

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C. June 20, 1898

No. 490.202
Joseph H. Conrodd
Co I 1st Regt. W Va. Vols
Sir:

Will you kindly answer at your earlies convenience the questions enumerated below: The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.

Very Respectfully

Haley Evans ???

Joseph H. Conrad
Pardoe, Pa

No. 1 Are you a married man? If so please state your wife's full name, and her
maiden name. Answer, yes, Mary A. Conrodd, Maiden name Mary A. Thornton

No 2. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer. December 28, 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va. by Rev. Huffman

No 3. What record of marriage exists? Answer. Record of St. James Cathedral Wheeling, W.Va and at Court House Wheeling, W. Va.

No. 4 Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer: I was nort previously married, neigher was my wife previously married.

No 5. Have you any children living? If so please state their names and the dates of their birth. Answer Yes, 12. Susie A. born Oct 1, 1866, Alice M. born April 21 1868 , John W. born August 13, 1870, Mamie M. born July 5, 1872, James U born July 1, 1874, Charles O. born July 12, 1876, Carrie G. Born Apr 5, 1879, Nellie M., born Sept 26, 1882, Evelyn M born Feby 17, 1884, Frances H. born August 24, 1887, Olliver W. born Aug 1, 1894 and Estella E. born Jany 19, 1896.

Signed
(His Mark) Joseph H. Conrodd

Witness
Wm A. Mc Cormick
Will S. Mc Cormick


DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C. April 2, 1908

Respectfully returned to the Adjutant General, War Department requesting soldier's age at date of enlistment

No other report on file

Cert No 490.202 Joseph H. Conrodd
Co I 1 West Va. Vol. Cav
J.L. Davenport
Acting Commissioner

WAR DEPARTMENT
The Adjutant General's Office
April 3, 1908

Respectfully returned to the
Commisioner of Pensions
with the information that in the case of
Joseph H. Conrodd
Co. N 1st Reg W. Va. Cav designation chaged to Co I
the records show personal description as follows:

Age 22

(Remainder of form blank)

C. Aimsworth
The Adjutant General


DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION

Act of April 19, 1908

State of Pennsylvania
County of Butler
On this 14th day of April A.D. one thousand nine hundred and nine personally appeared before me ,a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and State aforesaid, Mary Ann Conrodd age 59 years, a resident of Butler, county of Butler, state of Pennsylvania who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the provisions of the ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED APRIL 19, 1908.

That she is the widow of Joseph H. Conrodd, who was enrolled under the name of Joseph H. Conrodd, at West Va. on 21st day of September 1861 as a Private in Co I, 1st Regt. West Va. Vol. Cav . and honorably discharged July 5th 1865 having served ninety days or more during the late civil war. That he was not in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above.

That she was married under the name of Mary Ann Thornton to said soldier at Wheeling, Wst Virginia on the twenty-eighth day of December, 1865 by a priest at St. Joseph's Cathedral; that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had not been previously married, and that neither she nor said soldier married otherwise than as stated above.

That the said soldier died April 8, 1909 at Butler, Butler Co., Pa.; that she was not divorced from him and that she has not remarried since his death.

That the said soldier left the following-named children who are now living and under sixteen years of age to wit:

Oliver born Augt 1, 1893 at Pardoe, Mercer Co., Pa.
Estella born Jany 29, 1895, Pardoe, Mercer Co., Pa.

That she has not heretofore applied for pension. She hereby constitutes and affirms Wm A McCormick of Mercer, Pa her attorney to prosecute this claim.

That her post=office address is Butler, 166 Race St. county of Butler, state of Pennsylvania

Attest: Urias W. Renforth
Frank E Paxton

Signed Mary Ann Conrodd

Also personally appeard Urias W. Renforth, residing in Pardoe Mercer County Pa. and Frank E Paxton, residing in Pardoe, Mercer Co. Pa., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn , say they were present and saw Mary Ann Conrodd, the claimant, sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration, that they have every reason to believe , from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of 20 years and 10 years respectively that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim

Signature of witnesses
Urias W. Renforth
Frank E. Paxton

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14 day of April, A.D. 1909 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration etc. were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

Signature
F H Davy
Justice of the Peace
Commission Expires May 5th 1913


DROP ORDER AND REPORT

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Pensions
Finance Division.
Washington, D. C. Apr 27, 1909

Pensioner: Joseph H. Conrodd

Certificate number: 490.202

Class: Invalid

Service: "I" 1 W. Va. Vo. Cav

U.W. Pension Agent
Pittsburg

Sir: You are hereby directed to drop from the roll the name of the above-described pensioner who died April 8, 1909

Signed
V. Warner
Commissioner

REPORT
Commissioner of Pensions

Sir: The name of the above-described pensioner, who was last paid at $14 per month to 4 Apr, 1909 has this been dropped from the roll of this agency.

Signed
(Not Legible)
U.S. Pension Agent
Apr 28, 1909


PENSIONER DROPPED

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Pensions
Certificate No. 684367
Class: Act of April 19, 1908

Pensioner: Mary Ann Conrodd
Soldier: Joseph H. Conrodd
Service: Pri "I" 1st W. Va. Cav.

Sir:

I have the honor to report that the name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid $12 to Jul 4 1915 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death Sept 29, 1915

Very respectfully,

W Nisuiplull ??

Note Every name dropped to be thus reported at once, and when cause of dropping is death, state date of death when known.


Medal of Honor for Bravery
Dedicated to the memory of Comrade Conrad by his widow & children.

This is to certify that Joseph H. Conrad enlisted November 18, 1861**, from Wheeling West Virginia and mustered into the United States service at Wheeling, West Virginia as Private and Blacksmith to serve 3 years in Company I , 1st Regiment West Virginia Cavalry, under Captains C. McCoy and James Dean, Colonels N. Richmond and H Capehart and Generals Sheridan and Custer. The Regiment was attached to Second Brigade 2nd Division Cavalry of West Virginia and Middle Department. Engaged in scout and outpost duty and guarding Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia.

Engaged at:

Romney, West Virginia January 7, 1862
Battle of Winchester, March 23, 1862
McDowell, May 8 ( See Note 1)
Cross Keys, June 8
Port Republic, June 9
Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862
Sulphur Springs, August 23 (See Note 2)
Groveton, August 29
Second Bull Run, August 30, 1862
Chantilly, September 1862
Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862
Snickers Ferry, November 13
Near Moorefield, January 5, 1863 (See Note 3)
Warrenton Junction, May 3, 1863
Winchester, June 13 to 15, 1863
Hanover, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1 to 3, 1863
Monterey Gap, July 4, 1863
Boonesboro, Maryland, July 8, 1863
Falling Waters, July 14, 1863
Connellsburg, Pennsylvania, July 30. 1863 (See note 4)
Expedition to Fort Conway, September 1-3, 1863

Regiment on duty at various points in West Virginia till May 1864

Honorably Discharged December 31, 1863

Reenlisted as a veteran January 1, 1864 under Captain W.A. Posell and Colonel H. Capehart.

Engaged at:

New Market, West Virginia, May 14
Hunters Raid on Lynchburg, May 26 to July 1, 1864
Engaged at White Sulphur Springs, June 10
Buchanan, June 13
Lynchburg, June 17 to 18
Snickers Gap, June 18
Liberty, June 19
Winchester, July 24
Williamsport and Hagerstown, August 5
Bunker Hill, September 3 to 4
Berryville, September 14
Winchester, September 19
Fisher's Hill, September 22, 1864
Weyer's Cave, Virginia September 26 to 27, 1864
General Sheridan's raid from Winchester, February 25 and March 25
Mt Crawford, February 28
Charlottesville March 3
Heydensville March 12
White House, March 26
Dinwiddle Court House March 29 to 31
Five Forks, April 1
Namozine Church April 2, 1865
Jettersville, April 4, 1865
Sailor's Creek April 6, 1865. Was wounded by saber cut had spine injured by fall of horse (See Note 6)
Appomatox (Sic) Court House and surrender of Lee, April 9, 1865
March to Grand Review, May 23, 1865

Finally honorable discharged July 8, 1865 at Washington, D. C. by reason of close of war.

Member of UVL Camp No. 45 Butler, Pennsylvania. Died April 8, 1909, aged 70 years.

Dedicated to the memory of Comrade Conrad by his widow Mary A. and Children Alice, John, Mary, James, Charles Carrie, Nellie, Evenly, Fran, Oliver, Stella and to memory of deceased daughter Susan. July 1913

**Enlistment date is incorrect. According to discharge paper and of identity enlistment date was September 2, 1861.

Note 1: McDowell May 8
Note 2:: Sulphur Springs also called Warrenton Springs
Note 3: Moorefield, West Virginia
Note 4: Can find no reference to Connellsburg in history of battles. Probably should be McConnellsburg, Pa.
Note 5: Also spelled Hadensville
Note 6: Spelled Saylor's, not Sailor's in reference


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