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Herbert E. Farnsworth

Date of birth: August 23, 1834
Date of death: July 04, 1908
Burial location: Pomeroy, Washington
Place of Birth: New York, Perrysburg
Home of record: Gowanda New York

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Herbert E. Farnsworth, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 11 June 1864, while serving with 10th New York Cavalry (Porter Guard), in action at Trevilian Station, Virginia. Sergeant Major Fransworth 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.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 1, 1898

Action Date: June 11, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant Major

Division: 10th New York Cavalry (Porter Guard)