Charles William Farington(1841 - 1928)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Kingston, he enlisted in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged from the 6th Infantry for disability on 18 January 1863. He enlisted in Company E, 49th Wisconsin Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant in March 1865 and mustered out 8 November 1865.
After the War:
He lived in Spring Green, WI and was in the "mercantile business" until 1873, when he sold out and moved to Blue Rapids, KS and operated a dry goods business. In 1883 he moved again to Falls City, NE. He was involved in lead and zinc mining at Galena, KS about 1898, but still considered Falls City home as late as 1917.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the State of Wisconsin1, which has his last name as Farrington. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 02/12/1841 Place of Birth: Greene, NY |
Death Date: 12/15/1928 Death Place: Long Beach, CA Burial Place: Steele Cemetery, Falls City, NE
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 497 - 498 [AotW citation 10270]
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