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Confederate (CSV)


Volney L. Farnham

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an 18 year old farmer when he enlisted in Company D, 6th Louisiana Infantry on June 4,1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was wounded at Manassas, VA in 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was fuloughed after Sharpsburg, but killed, possibly by accident, thereafter. Listed among paroled prisoners (date not given), and shown as "supposed dead" on the rolls of late 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who also has him as Velney L. Franham and V.L. Farnum.


c. 1843 in LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 916-917  [AotW citation 13961]