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Farnum, Joseph M.

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

Birth: 11/15/1842, Peru, VT
Death: 10/19/1864

Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

Cenotaph: Village Cemetery, Peru, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: 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.

DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Granduncle of Alan R. Long, Belleville, IL

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BURIAL:

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Killed at Cedar Creek, VA

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CENOTAPH:


Tombstone

Tombstone

Cenotaph at Village Cemetery, Peru, VT

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