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Obituary of James B. Conroy, St. Louis, Missouri.

James B. Conroy was a lieutenant in Captain Kelley's company (A), of the 5th Missouri Infantry, Cockrell's Brigade, C. S. A., and was twice severely wounded in battle. He served in the early battles in Missouri under General Price, later at Corinth, Miss., and afterwards in the army of General Pemberton at the siege of Vicksburg. He was in the Georgia campaign under Gens. Joseph E. Johnston and John B. Hood, taking part in all the battles around Atlanta and in the assault at Allatoona Lieutenant Conroy also fought in the battle at Franklin, Tenn., where he was captured inside the Federal works with a number of his comrades.

Death came to him suddenly at his home, in St. Louis, Mo., on the 5th of March, 1915. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons. He was a charter member of the Knights of Father Mathew.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1915.

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