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Joseph G. Farr Civil War collection

Joseph G. Farr Civil War Collection

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Finding aid for the Joseph G. Farr Civil War Collection

MSS.11.08

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Farr, Joseph G.
Title: Joseph G. Farr Civil War Collection
Dates: 1862-1865
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains eight letters written by 1st. Lieutenant Joseph G. Farr while serving with the 24th Arkansas Infantry and in the months following the end of the war.
Identification: MSS.11.08
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight letters written by 1st. Lieutenant Joseph G. Farr while serving with the 24th Arkansas Infantry and in the months following the end of the war, as well as photocopies of each of the letters.


Biographical Note

Joseph G. Farr, a resident of Yell County, Arkansas, enlisted on February 20, 1862, in a unit that later became Company I of in the 24th Arkansas Infantry, CSA. He was promoted to first lieutenant on August 25, 1862. The unit took part in the Battle of Arkansas Post in January 1863, and was captured, along with a large portion of the regiment. He escaped and rejoined his unit, which had been attached to the Army of Tennessee after being exchanged. In July 1864, he suffered a gunshot wound to his right hand in July 1864, and resigned his commission on October 12, 1864. His family relocated to Prairie County, Arkansas, following the war.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Camp McCulloch (Indian Territory)
Camp White Sulphur (Ark.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 24th.
Farr, Joseph G.
Richwoods (Ark.: Township)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph G. Farr Civil War Materials, MSS 11-08, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased


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