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Birth: Jan. 2, 1846
Groveland Corners
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1864
Andersonville (Sumter County)
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

ALFRED AGE 18 ENLISTED IN Co A MICH. 5TH CAVALARY ON 3 FEB. 1864 IN MILLINGTON, TUSCOLA, MICH. . HE WAS MUSTERED 10 FEB. 1864 IN DETROIT AND JOINED THE REGIMENT AT SPARTENBURG VIRGINIA. TAKEN PRISONER 11 JUNE 1864 AT THE BATTLE OF TREVILLION STATION, VA..HE WAS HELD AT LIBBY PRISON,RICHMOND VA. TILL 22 JUNE WHEN TRANSFERRED TO ANDERSONVILLE . ADMITTED TO THE PRISON HOSPITAL 18 AUG AND DIED THE 19TH OF DISEASE. HE WAS THE SON OF MOSES & SUSAN WIGGINS FARNUM. HE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS FATHER, STEPMOTHER ELLEN, 4 BROTHERS,2 SISTERS & 3 HALF SISTERS WHO MOURNED HIS PASSING. HIS OCCUPATION PRIOR TO ENLISTING WAS FARMER & WORKED IN HIS FATHERS GENERAL & DRUG STORE IN MILLINGTON.He had 2 half brothers & 1 half sister born after his death who learned of his sacrifice, they also continued to honor his memory & pass down to future generations his name & place in the family & history.IN JULY 2009 A GRANITE "IN MEMORY" STONE WAS PLACED NEXT TO HIS PARENTS RESTING PLACE, IN TIME FOR THE FARNUM REUNION IN AUG.. 
 
Burial:
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville (Sumter County)
Sumter County
Georgia, USA
Plot: GRAVE 6135
 
Created by: PAT FARNUM DeMARE
Record added: May 31, 2009
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ARMED FORCES DAY
- PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 Added: May. 18, 2013

- PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
ALWAYS REMEMBERED
- PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 Added: Jul. 4, 2012
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