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Federal (USV)


James Farley

(? - 1864)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Providence, he enlisted on 9 September 1861 in Company C, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 12 December 1861.

On the Campaign

Lt Colonel Curtis cited the Corporal and others in his Report:

... who rallied, after the regiment was broken, on the left of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, and continued fighting until all their ammunition was gone, when I ordered them to recross the river to regain the regiment.

The rest of the War

He was sick in hospital in Washington, DC November 1862 - January 1863. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 February 1863. He died of wounds received on picket duty at Petersburg, VA at the Regimental Hospital on 26 July 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1.


07/26/1864; Petersburg, VA


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pg. 268  [AotW citation 14128]