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FARNSWORTH, Elon John
Born July 30 1837, Green Oak MI
Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession Forage master in Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 enlisted in 8th Illinois Cavalry, 1st Lt., Capt., staff of Gen. Pleasonton, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/Cavalry Corps in Gettysburg campaign, Gettysburg (k).
Notes His promotion to general was probably a political favor. He died in a suicidal charge after being goaded by Gen. Kilpatrick.
 
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