Rank and organization:   Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833, Saratoga,
N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
on board the U.S.S. Owasco during the attack upon Forts Jackson and St.
Philip, 24 April 1862. Stationed at the masthead during these operations,
Farrell observed and reported the effect of the fire of our guns in such
a manner as to make his intelligence, coolness and capacity conspicuous.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)