Indiana Soldiers Mexican War
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Shadrach B. A. Condor West Baden, Orange County, Indiana, commissioned 30 Jul 1862, mustered in 19 Aug 1862, mustered out with Regiment. Shadrach B. A. Conder is a native of Orleans Township, this county, born 23 Nov 1829, a son of John and Elizabeth K. (Carter) Conder, who were natives of Kentucky and of Irish-German descent. He was raised on a farm, and in 1847 became a member of Company D of the Regular Army, serving through the Mexican war and at its close was discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. In 1861 he again volunteered his services in his country's behalf,. and for six months belonged to the Twenty-fourth Regimental Band of the United States Army. In 1862 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant by the Governor, and after recruiting Company E of the Sixty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, was elected First Lieutenant. He served through some of the hardest fought battles and campaigns of the late war, and was honorably discharged at its conclusion. From that time until 1878 Mr. Conder followed merchandising at Orleans, and from then until 1881, when he was burned out, was engaged in the saw and planing-mill business. In politics he was a Whig, but since its organization has been a warm supporter of the Republican party, and as such was elected Sheriff of the county in 1882. Since 1852 he has been a member of the I.0.0.F., and has served in various responsible positions in this order. To his marriage with Miss Amy E. Lee, which occurred in June, 1850, seven children were born, only two yet living. The mother died in 1862, and three years later Mr. Conder selected Miss Sarah J. Webb for his second wife and of the eight children born to their union all are dead but three. Mrs. Conder belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. Source for this information is Goodspeed's History of Orange County, 1884, page 583