Captain Herbert E. Farnsworth

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Rank and organization:
Sergeant Major, 10th New York Cavalry (Porter Guard)
Place and date: At Trevilian Station, Virginia, June 11, 1864
Entered service at: Unknown
Birth: Cattaraugus County, N.Y.
Date of issue: April 1, 1898
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.

Farnsworth entered the U.S. Army as a musician, became an enlisted soldier and was promoted to captain prior to mustering out.

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Pomeroy City Cemetery
Pomeroy, WA, Washington