Farrington, Hugh

Photo:  26th NC Infantry battle flag26 NC Battle flagAge at Enlistment:  26

Length of Service: 1862-1864  /  1864-1865 (U.S.)

State: North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:    26th NC Infantry Regiment   /    1st U.S. Regiment, Union Army

Service Record: Enlisted in Co. A on 9 Oct 1862; taken prisoner at Gettysburg on 3 Jul 1863; confined to Ft. McHenry, MD 6 Jul 1863, then sent to Ft. Delaware union prison on 12 Jul 1863; transferred to Pt. Lookout, MD union prison on 18 Oct 1863; took oath and was paroled 26 Jan 1864; His parole forced him to serve as a Private in the service of the U.S. army, 1st Regiment, Co. C from 26 Jun 1864 to 27 Mar 1865. This unit was not used in combat and most likely served out West.

Survived War: Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Farrington Cemetery, Ashe Co., NC

Soldier Info: Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1836;  Died in Ashe Co., NC in 1923.

Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 5x