Rank and organization:   Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Whitefield,
Maine. Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
on board the U.S.S. Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River, 25 December
1863, during an engagement with the enemy on John's Island. Behaving in
a gallant manner, Farley animated his men and kept up a rapid and effective
fire on the enemy throughout the engagement which resulted in the enemy's
abandonment of his positions, leaving a caisson and 1 gun behind.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)