John Wesley O'Farrell
According to the cards below, John Wesley O'Farrell served as a private in Company G, 17th Regiment Alabama Infantry. The cards indicate the following:
- In June, 1862 he was "Sick in Hospital"
- He received $5.25 for commutation of rations while on furlough f rom June 20, 1862 to July 11, 1962 from Major R. V. Bonneau, A. C. S., C. S. A., at Mobile, Alabama.
- He appeared on the company muster roll for July and August, 1862. He was enlisted on October 1, 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama by Capt Wagner for the period of the war.
- He appeared on the company muster roll for September and October, 1962. He was discharged on October 20, 1862.
- He received a "Payment to Discharged Soldiers" on January 9, 1863.
- He received a $50 bounty on Jamuary 9, 1863.
The documents below describe his discharge. According to these documents:
- He was enlisted by Capt Reaglin of the 17th Alabama Regiment at Camp Davis on the 15th day of October, 1861 to serve three years.
- He was born in Barbour County, Alabama.
- He was 32 years old on October 20, 1862.
- He was 5' 7" tall, with fair complexion, bule eyes, and red hair.
- His occupation when he enlisted was farmer.
- He was discharged because he suffered from "Chronic Rehumatism with extensive muscular contractions", which had existed for five years.
- He did about three months duty during his enlistment.
- He was discharged on October 20, 1862 at Selma, Alabama.
The third document is a hand-written copy of the first two.