Farnum, Joseph M.
Age: 21, credited to Arlington, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/20/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. I, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 9/2/64, m/i 9/2/64, PVT, Co. E, 5th VT INF, kia, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64
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Birth: 11/15/1842, Peru, VT
Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Cenotaph: Village Cemetery, Peru, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 6286059
Alias?: None noted
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: A story written down and passed down by his parents and siblings states that as his company was retreating he called out "Boys, are you going to leave our flag to the enemy?" He was shot and killed with his hand on the flag.
WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.
3rd Great Granduncle of Alan R. Long, Belleville, IL
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Killed at Cedar Creek, VA
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Cenotaph at Village Cemetery, Peru, VT
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