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Farwell, John G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1843, Ireland
Death: After 7/3/1906

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 625, No_Marker
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/25/1900, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: John is on the cemetery list of Civil War Soldiers who are buried at Green Mount, but there is no plot listed, nor is there a burial card. He was married to Annette Trow. He is likely buried with Annette in the Trow family plot. 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Photo

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History
Thirteenth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
War of 1861-1865
)

Biography

JOHN G. FARWELL spent his youth on a farm in Barre. When the war broke out he was clerking in J. G. French's clothing store in Montpelier. He exchanged luxurious fare for hardtack and pork and beans. He exchanged a paying clerkship in one of the most flourishing mercantile establishments in the state to carry a gun and knapsack. He was a lover of domestic animals, especially the horse and he was a fine horseman. Recognizing these qualifications Colonel Randall detailed him to take care of horses and that fact accounts for the Colonel and Adjutant's horses looking so fat and sleek. He was such a lover of a horse that he had one of his own. How he came in possession of it was never explained. There was a rumor in the company that he did not buy it. There were also floating rumors as to how he obtained feed for it. If you want to know how he got the grain ask Surgeon Nichols. He was discharged with the Regiment and followed the clothing business at Montpelier for several years. When the Wells River Railroad was built he became interested in that, and has been prominently connected with the road since. He may be found at all hours of the day at the old stand the Wells River depot.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 677