|Birth||Aug. 10, 1844|
|Death||June 15, 1930|
|Cemetery||Wyuka (Nebraska City)|
|Post||Baumer (Nebraska City)|
|Unit||23rd Missouri Infantry, Company A|
Private Jackson Farley
Company A, 23rd Missouri Infantry
Farley (also spelled Fairley) was born on August 10, 1844. He enlisted in the regiment on November 1, 1862 and was mustered 3 days later. He served 2 years and 8 months before being discharged on July 18, 1865.
The 23rd Missouri Infantry was organized in Missouri at large in September, 1861. During Farley’s enlistment, the unit fought in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). The commander of the regiment (Colonel Jacob Tindall) was killed during the battle. Most of the regiment was captured and sent to Camp Oglethorpe at Macon, Georgia. The unit was paroled to Benton Barracks, Missouri.
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (July 10-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Farley died on June 15, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City (Otoe County), Nebraska. Farley was a member of the Baumer Post (#24) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Nebraska City.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.