Michael Farrell, Colonel, Co. E 15th Mississippi Infantry, Confederate

1861 

  • May 27: Michael enlisted in the Confederate Army in Corinth, Mississippi.
  • December 31 – June 18, 1862:  Company Muster Roll.  Remarks “Promoted to Lt. Col. May 8 1862.”

1862 

  • February 10: Captain Farrell shows up on a Report for 15th Mississippi as being absent from his regiment. Remarks “Absent with leave on acct of sickness at Nashville.”
  • November & December: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Under arrest”

1863 

  • May & June:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Present.           
  • July & August:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Present.
  • September & October:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Present.
  • November & December:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Absent on (6) days pass.”

1864 

  • March & April:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Present.
  • July & August:  Field and Staff Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Absent sick since 25 of Aug ‘64”
  • August 20: Appears on an inspection report of Adams’ Brigade, Loring’s Division, Stewart’s Corps, commanded by Brig. Gen. Jno. Adams near Atlanta.
  • November 30: Colonel Michael Farrell is wounded at the Battle of Franklin. Both of his legs are wounded and his left leg is amputated.
  • December 25: Michael Farrell succumbs to his wounds at Carnton Plantation. He is buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Section 22, Grave 1.                                                                                  

1870 

  • August 12: The Semi-Weekly Clarion, Jackson, Mississippi.

 

  • November 18 and December 30:  The Semi-Weekly Clarion, Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Newspaper articles discussing raising money, among other things, for a monument for Colonel Farrell’s grave.

1905 

  • November 13: The Nashville American, Nashville, Tennessee.