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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Charles E. Farrand

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1857.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1857‑58; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Jan. 2, 1858)

duty, conducting Recruits to Texas, 1858‑59, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1859,

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, June 24, 1858)

— March to Camp Cooper, Tex., 1859, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1859, — Camp Colorado, Tex., 1859, — Ft. Cobb, I. T., 1859‑61, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, May 14, 1861)

of Company of Dragoons in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lyon's Campaign in Missouri, July‑Aug., 1861; at Paducah, Ky., on Picket duty and Scouting, Sep., 1861, to Feb., 1862; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant's Tennessee Campaign, commanding

(Captain, 11th Infantry, Oct. 24, 1861)

two Companies of Cavalry, Feb. to April, 1862, being engaged in Operations about Ft. Henry, Feb. 2‑6, 1862, — Capture of Ft. Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862, — Movement to Pittsburg Landing, Feb.‑Mar., 1862, — and Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6‑7, 1862; in command of Company of Cavalry in the Mississippi Campaign, July, 1862, to Oct., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Iuka, Sep. 19, 1862, — Skirmish near Corinth, Sep., 1862, where he was taken prisoner, but soon escaped, — Battle of Corinth, Oct. 3‑4, 1862, in command of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Escort and Volunteer Aide-de‑Camp, — and on Mustering and Secret Service duty at Corinth, Oct., 63; as Acting Asst. Inspector-General on the staff of General Carr, at Little Rock, Ark., Nov., 1863, to Feb., 1864; as Commissary of Musters, Feb. 15, 1863, to Feb. 18, 1865; as Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer, Military Division of West Mississippi, Mar. 6 to Sep. 12, 1865; and in garrison at Richmond, Va., Sep. 30, 1865, to Jan., 1866, — at Danville, Va., Jan. to June 4, 1866, — and at Richmond, Va., June to Aug., 1866.

Transferred to 20th Infantry, Mar. 2, 1867.

Served: on Recruiting service, Aug. 12, 1866, to Oct. 26, 1867 (Ft. Columbus, N. Y., and New York city, Apr. to June, 1867); in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., to Jan., 1868, — Shreveport, La., to Mar., 1869,

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

— Baton Rouge, La., Mar., 1869, — and Ft. Snelling, Min., to June, 1869; and awaiting orders, to Jan. 1, 1871.

Honorably Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 1, 1871.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown. — Supposed to be dead.

Died Sep. 29, 1900.​a

Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Denver, CO.

Thayer's Note:

a The Register does not give the date of Capt. Farrand's death, although he is marked as deceased in Vol. VI of the Supplement and afterwards. I supply it from the Find-a‑Grave site linked under the burial information: while the identity of the man buried in Denver with our officer is surmise on my part, it's made very plausible by the rank and unit on his tombstone.

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