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CMOHS.org - Sergeant Major FARQUHAR, JOHN M., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

FARQUHAR, JOHN M.

Rank: Sergeant Major
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 89th Illinois Infantry
Born: Scotland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill.
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 08/06/1902
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862
 
 


FARQUHAR, JOHN M. Photo
 
Citation

When a break occurred on the extreme right wing of the Army of the Cumberland, this soldier rallied fugitives from other commands, and deployed his own regiment, thereby checking the Confederate advance until a new line was established.