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b. 1848 County Londonderry, Ireland. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08-10/1868 Arizona.

 

Daniel Farren was born in County Londonderry, Ireland in 1848. He later emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the U.S. Army in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined Company B of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and assigned to frontier duty in the Arizona Territory during the late-1860s. He was part of a small cavalry detachment numbering 50 or 60 soldiers, mostly from Company B and Company L, that protected settlers from Apache raiding parties during the late summer and autumn of 1868. Farren and the other troopers often fought the Apache during their patrols, most often in ambushes and sniper attacks from hidden ravines, many of whom were cited for gallantry in this period. Farren won particular distinction fighting the Apache in the Black Mountains. In one of the largest award presentations at the time, he was among the thirty-four troopers who received the Medal of Honor for "bravery in scouts and actions against Indians" on July 24, 1869.

 

Nothing is known from him after he deserted in October 1870.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

 

BURIAL LOCATION; UNKNOWN.

 

Daniel Farren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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