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John C. McFarland
Birth: 1840
Death: Oct. 3, 1881

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His rank was Captain of the Forecastle in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Stationed at the wheel on board the flagship USS Harford during successful action against Fort Morgan, regel gunboats, and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shell-fire, McFarland performed his duties with skill and courage and, when the Lackawanna ran into his ship and every man at the wheel was in danger of being crushed, remained steadfast at his station and continued to steer his ship." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth F McLaughlin McFarland (1845 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  John Mcfarland (1871 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Edson Cemetery
Lowell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA [unmarked]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8155630
John C. McFarland
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John C. McFarland
Added by: Don Morfe
 
John C. McFarland
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REST IN PEACE.
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