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Farnham, Carlos E.


Age: 24, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. M, 11th VT INF, dsrtd 9/14/64, rtnd 2/1/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 1837, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 10/30/1907

Burial: Village Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 19957325


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Village Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT

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The Late Carlos E. Farnham

Carlos E. Farnham, who died very suddenly. Wednesday. Oct. 30, in this village, of heart failure, was the oldest son of Mason and Calinda Thompson Farnham and was born in Tunbridge, Oct. 14, 1837.

In the Civil War, he was a member of Co, A. 1st Vermont Artillery.

His first wife was Mary Ann Percival of Roxbury, to whom were born three daughters --- twin daughters being born the day and hour President Lincoln was inaugurated. A letter from President Lincoln's wife, written in the Executive mansion, suggested that one be called Mary. for her, and the other Minnie. Mary died in infancy, and Minnie lived to be sixteen years of age.

Mr. Farnham was postmaster at Tunbridge during Cleveland's administration. The last years of his life were spent in South Royalton. A widow Mrs. Rachel Farnham, a daughter Mrs. Clara Downing, and a brother F. W. Farnham of Copperfield survive him. During his whole life, he lived in the brotherhood of man, being one of the kindest of neighbors, always ready to help others in times of sickness and troubles.

A short prayer was made at 9 a. m., by Rev F. Metzger, and the remains were taken to Tunbridge where funeral services were held at the Cong'l church at 2 p. m., the Rev. Sherman Goodwin of South Royalton speaking from the text, "He taketh the first to restore the second". A quartet beautifully rendered "Abide With Me", "Lead Kindly Light" and "Beautiful Isle Somewhere". He was borne to his last resting place by his army comrades, James Farnham, Elihu Tuller, Charles Grant, George Durkee, and Austin Campbell.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, November 7, 1907

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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