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Charles Henry Farnham
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Birth: 1844
Saint Johnsbury
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1862
Algiers
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Charles Henry Farnham was a son of Rev. Lyman Hibbard Farnham & Prudence S. Lee.

He enlisted as a Private in Company "K", 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry on December 7th, 1861.

He went missing while in action on September 4th, 1862 and died of diptheria at the age of 18 at Algiers, Louisisana on September 17th, 1862.

Six months after his death, his younger brother, Orison Leroy Farnham, went off to war at the age of 16, wearing his older brother's uniform which was a few sizes too large for him. Many years later, Orison displayed the uniform he wore, which by then was several sizes too small.

Co. "K" 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

 
 
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 Parents:
  Lyman Hibbard Farnham (1809 - 1895)
  Prudence S. Lee Farnham (1814 - 1874)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Henry Farnham (1844 - 1862)
  Orison Leroy Farnham (1846 - 1929)*
  Jesse Lee Farnham (1853 - 1942)*
  Susan Webster Farnham LaBay (1854 - 1921)*
  Edwin Nelson Farnham (1856 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chalmette National Cemetery
Chalmette
St. Bernard Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Tim & Grace
Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: May 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19237953
Charles Henry Farnham
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Charles Henry Farnham
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- Carolyn Farnum
 Added: Mar. 16, 2017
Rest in Peace Charles. You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your family, your nation, and brother soldiers. let us never forget where our freedoms truly come from
- Gary Bonney
 Added: Mar. 13, 2011

- Gary Bonney
 Added: Mar. 13, 2011
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