THE CONRAD BOYS IN THE CONFEDERATE
Mr. Robert Y. Conrad, of Winchester, was one of the leading lawyers in Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia Convention of 1861 and chairman of the Committee of Federal Relations. He had six sons. The youngest was about twelve or thirteen years of age when the war began, but the other five were in the service, viz.:
1. Daniel B. Conrad., assistant surgeon United States Navy; resigned in 1861; served in Confederate States Navy, fleet surgeon for Admiral Buchanan at the battle of Mobile Bay. After the war he was superintendent of the Central Lunatic Asylum for several years, and then of the Western Asylum, at Staunton. He died in Winchester five or six years ago.
2. Powell Conrad, lawyer, engineer in Confederate States Army. Died in service from typhoid fever.
3. Holmes Conrad, enlisted in Newtown Cavalry( a Frederick county company), First Virginia Regiment of Cavalry( J. E. B. Stuart's old regiment); became adjutant of the Eleventh Virginia Cavalry, commissioned major and served on the staff of General T. L. Rosser; practised law in Winchester until 1893; member of the Legislature, Assistant Attorney General and Solicitor General under President Cleveland, and is now a resident of Winchester, but has his law office in Washington, D. C.
4. Charles F. Conrad was a member of Chew's Battery of Horse Artillery, after the war became a civil engineer, and is now residing at Staunton.
5. Frank Conrad also served in Chew's Battery, was a lawyer and civil engineer, and died four or five years ago in Leesburg, Va.
On one side of the square on which Mr. Robert Y. Conrad's residence was situated, there were twenty boys and young men from sixteen to thirty-five years of age, and every one of them entered the Confederate service and were splendid soldiers.