FARQUHAR, JOHN M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 89th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862.

Entered service at:   Chicago, Ill.

Birth:   Scotland.

Date of issue:   6 August 1902.

Citation:   When a break occurred on the extreme right wing of the Army of the Cumberland, this soldier rallied fugitives from other commands, and deployed his own regiment, thereby checking the Confederate advance until a new line was established.

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)