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The Battle of Farmington, MS May 9, 1862, US Civil War

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    Revised 6/8/2016.The following information on GW is a mixture of various sources from the internet and e-mail, George was in the CSA during the American Civil War. He first served in the GA 21st Infant...

The Battle at Farmington, Mississippi was fought on May 9, 1862 at Farmington, Mississippi. General Brag had 25,000 men. The Union had 12,000 tropops on hand and the Wisconsin 8th Infantry was ordered to draw the enemy out as to count their numbers and they withdrew to a swamp north of town. Wisconsin 8th reported 5 killed, 14 severly wounded, and 19 slightly wounded. Old Abe the Screaming Eagle accompanied the Wisconsin 8th Infantry.