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FARNSWORTH, HERBERT

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Voluntarily carried a message which stopped the firing of a Union battery into his regiment, in which service he crossed a ridge in plain view and swept by the fire of both armies.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Major (highest rank: Captain) 10th New York Cavalry (Porter Guard)

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York

Citation

Voluntarily carried a message which stopped the firing of a Union battery into his regiment, in which service he crossed a ridge in plain view and swept by the fire of both armies.