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Farnsworth, Udney

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 09/23/1845, Westford, VT
Death: 08/12/1920

Burial: Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Cynthia Sale
Findagrave Memorial #: 57140828

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/18/1899, IA
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, IA

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BIOGRAPHY

UDNEY FARNSWORTH was one of Colchester's native sons. At enlistment he was a youth of 17 years, but in physical size and strength a young Hercules. As a soldier there was nothing lacking, never complained at hardships or shortage of rations or their quality, answered every roll call except for a short period when the measles claimed his closest attention. From this he recovered in time to take the memorable seven days' march to Gettys- burg and in the battle fought with bravery. After reaching home he attended one term of school, then engaged in railroad work as section hand in Highgate, Vt., for n time. In the fall of 1864 he with a few other young men went to the state of Iowa. On arriving there young Farnsworth at once applied to the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad for work. He was promptly given a job as freight brakeman which he filled for three weeks, then was set to firing. In three years he was given an engine and for about 40 years he has been driving a passenger locomotive back and forth on the lines of the same company he first engaged with, and I will venture that he is rated one of the best engineers in their service. His faithfulness as a soldier has been conspicuous in the service of a great corporation, in a most responsible position where honest, careful work commands a premium.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 531