Edward P. Conant was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Corporal in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out June 16, 1865.
The descriptive muster roll for the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 23 and his occupation as farmer. He is described as 5’8” tall with a fair complexion and auburn hair and blue eyes. His marital status is single.
He was born November 3, 1839 in Mansfield to Nelson and Sarah (Barrows) Conant. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 20 year old farmer in the household of Nelson Conant. Edward P. Conant married Abby C. Smith between 1860 and 1870. He was an overseer at a silk mill in Mansfield.
His widow applied for a pension on May 5, 1908, No. 894,760 that was granted under certificate No. 663,982.
Edward P. Conant died on December 1, 1886 in Mansfield and is buried at the New Storrs Cemetery in Mansfield.