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Sgt John H Farris
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Military Inscription:
American Civil War Soldiers:
Name: John H. Farris
Enlistment Date: 20 Aug 1861
Enlistment Place: Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky
Side Served: Union
State Served: Kentucky
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 August 1861. Enlisted in Company G, 7th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 22 Sep 1861. Mustered Out Company G, 7th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 5 Oct 1864 at Louisville, KY.
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: First Sergeant
Alternate Name: John H./Faeris
7th Regiment Infantry -- "One of the first Recruited in the State. Old 3rd," Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., September 22, 1861. Attached to Thomas' Command, Army of the Ohio, to January, 1862. 12th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 24th Brigade, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863; and Dept. of the Gulf to November, 1863. Plaquemine, District of Baton Rouge, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to December, 1864. District of Baton Rouge, La., to April, 1865. Provisional Brigade, District of Baton Rouge, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1866.

SERVICE: -- Moved to Mt. Vernon, Ky., October, 1861, and duty there until March, 1862. Action at Camp Wild Cat, or Rockcastle Hills, October 21, 1861. Reconnaissance toward Cumberland Gap and skirmishes March 21-23, 1862. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to Greenupsburg, in the Ohio River, September 16-October 3. Expedition to Charleston, West Va., October 21-November 10. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 10; duty there until December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15-23, and duty there until March. Moved to Milliken's Bend March 8. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. James Plantation, near New Carthage, April 6 and 8. Dunbar's Plantation, Bayou Vidal, April 15. Expedition from Perkins' Plantation to Hard Times Landing April 25-29, Phelps' and Clark's Bayous April 26. Choctaw Bayou and Lake Bruin April 28. Battle of Thompson's Hill, Port Gibson, May 1. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22, Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Near Clinton July 8. Near Jackson July 9. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 20. Duty at Plaquemine until March, 1864. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., March 23, and duty there until October. At mouth of White River and Duvall's Bluff, Ark., October 6-November 10. At Baton Rouge until May 1, 1865; and at Clinton until March, 1866. Mustered out March 11, 1866. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 274 Enlisted men by disease. Total 319.

Elmwood Cemetery
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Dec 01, 2002
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Sgt John H Farris
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