High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Patrick Edward Connor (March 17, 1820 ? December 17, 1891) was a Union General during the American Civil War. He was most famous for his campaigns against Indians in the American Old West. Patrick Edward O'Connor was born in rural County Kerry, Ireland on St. Patrick's Day, 1820. He came to the United States and enlisted, as Patrick Edward O'Connor, in the United States Army on November 28, 1839. In addition to service in the Seminole Wars, he saw service as a dragoon at Fort Leavenworth, Fort Atkinson, Fort Sandford, and at the second Fort Des Moines. He was honorably discharged, as a private, on November 28, 1844 and after two years in New York went to Texas. On April 5, 1845, he became a naturalized citizen.