FARNSWORTH, HERBERT E. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 10th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Trevilian Station, Va., 11 June 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Cattaraugus County, N.Y.

Date of issue:   1 April 1898.

Citation:   Voluntarily carried a message which stopped the firing of a Union battery into his regiment, in which service he crossed a ridge in plain view and swept by the fire of both armies.

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)