Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Died 18 July 1922
Buried Beech Grove Cemetery, Delaware County Indiana
Private McConnell was soon diagnosed with remittent fever soon after arriving in Washington D.C. in the late summer of 1861. He would later be discharged because of disability. He enlisted in Company G of the 9th Indiana Cavalry on January 21st, 1864 and mustered out of service on August 28th, 1865 holding the rank of Corporal.
He filed for a pension in January of 1874.