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b. 1833 Saratoga, New York. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/04/1862 Fort Jackson, Louisiana.

 

Born in 1833 in Saratoga, New York, Farrell was still living in that state when he joined the Navy. He served during the Civil War as a quartermaster on the USS Owasco. At the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip near New Orleans on April 24, 1862, he stood atop the mast and showed "intelligence, coolness and capacity" while acting as an artillery observer for Owasco's guns. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on April 3, 1863.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S.S. Owasco during the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. Stationed at the masthead during these operations, Farrell observed and reported the effect of the fire of our guns in such a manner as to make his intelligence, coolness and capacity conspicuous.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EDINBURG CEMETERY, EDINBURG, OHIO.

Old Section, Row 21, Lot 76, Grave 1

 

 

Edward Farrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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