Veterans Roll of Honor: PETER RUDOLPH CONRAD
Branch of Service: United States Army
Service history: Peter Rudolph Conrad initially was commissioned a First Lieutenant in Company B, Fremonts Rangers Home Guard; when that unit was disbanded, he enlisted as a Private in Bisselís Engineer Regiment of the West, which was later merged with the Missouri 25th Regiment of Infantry to form the 1st Regiment, Missouri Engineers. He took part in the Battle of New Madrid where the engineers built a canal through swampland in less than 2 weeks to allow Union gunboats to take part in the battle for Island Number 10. He also served with distinction for three and one half years in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. He was discharged in September, 1864 with the rank of Sergeant. Returning home, he was Justice of the Peace for a number of years and a notary public. During the later years of his life he devoted considerable time to the study of mineralogy and accumulated a large and well selected cabinet of both mineral and Indian relics. This he donated to Westminster College at Fulton, Missouri before his death. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Erich Pape Post 184.
Awards and Decorations:
Civil War Campaign Medal
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