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Federal (USV)


Charles William Farington

(1841 - 1928)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Kingston, he enlisted in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from the State of Wisconsin1, which has his last name as Farrington. Further details from family genealogists.


02/12/1841; Greene, NY


12/15/1928; Long Beach, CA; burial in 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]