John Farner

DeathOct. 8, 1933
CemeteryParkview (Hastings)
PostStrickland (Hastings)
Unit13th Ohio Infantry, Company B

Corporal John Farner

Company B, 13th Ohio Infantry

Farner (also spelled Farmer) was born in December of 1844. The 16-year old enlisted in the regiment on May 29, 1861. He was mustered on June 26, 1861 and served 3 years. Farner enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty. He was discharged on June 26, 1864.

The 13th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio on June 22, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 11 killed and 5 wounded.

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30, 1862 – January 3, 1863). Regimental losses were 30 killed, 23 wounded, and 6 were captured.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Farner died on October 8, 1933 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Parkview Cemetery in Hastings (Adams County), Nebraska. Farner was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hastings.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.