Collection - George Farr Autobiography (c.00057)
This typed copy of George Farr's autobiography, entitled "My Own Life," tells of his childhood on a small farm in Erie County, New York, and his family's migration to Michigan in the 1850s. It describes farm life and work in rural Michigan in those years. The autobiography is primarily an account of the Civil War and of Farr's war experiences. He served briefly with the 1st Michigan Regiment, and later with the 4th U.S. Artillery. The autobiography gives a clear picture of camp life and describes Farr's part in the battles of 1st Bull Run, Shiloh, Murfreesboro, and the Tullanoma Campaign. It also includes Farr's personal analysis of military leaders and political events.
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