b. 23/08/1834 Perrysburg, New York. d. 04/07/1908 Pomeroy, Washington.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/06/1864 Trevilian Station, Virginia.
Farnsworth was born in Perrysburg, New York on 23 August 1834. He joined the 10th New York Cavalry as a bugler in September 1861. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in August 1864, and mustered out in June 1865.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: POMEROY CITY CEMETERY, POMEROY, WASHINGTON.
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