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 Henry Farrar

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Henry Farrar

  • Birth 22 Mar 1828 Alabama, USA
  • Death 14 May 1862 Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 12953767

Henry married Mary Jane Russel on Aug 6, 1857 in Perry County, Mississippi.

Henry enlisted March 19,1862

East Perry Rangers 1862

Soursce: Harris, pp 198-9 from "The Commonwealth", Marion April 18,1862

"On April 8, 1862, Captain Charles R. Harris informed "The Commonwealth" that his company had been formed on the eastern side of the jCahaba river. They enlisted for 3 years....The Company consisted of:

Charles R. Harris, Captain

E.P. George, 1st Lieutenant
S.A. Edwards, 2nd Lieutenant
W.T. Ford, 3rd Lieutenant

J.K.Callaway, 1st Sergeant
C.R. Abercrombie, 2nd Sergeant
John W. Rodgers, 3rd Sergeant
W.F. Aycock, 4th Sergeant
G.W. Robards, 5th Sergeant

A.M. Skinner, 1st Corporal
J.R. Smith, 2nd Corporal
J.A. Melton, 3rd Corporal
J.M. Graham, 4th Corporal

G.W. McCullough, 1st Musician
W.B. Curry, 2nd Musician

Barnett, A.J
Barron, E.G.
Bell, Ben
Bennett, R. E.
Bolling, T.P.
Bolling, T.S.
Boyd, D. S.
Burton, WM.
Cochran, WT.
Crowell, J.M.
Dacus, G.B.S.
Davis, H.J.
Dunkin, A.J.
Dunkin, H.P
Dunkin, Jacob
Dunkin, JJ-L
Dunkin, R.W.Jr
Dunkin, R.W. Sr.
Dunkin, WL.
Edwards, G.W.
Edwards, N.S.
Edwards, Willis
Farror, Henry ******This is our Grandparent
Fike, John
Fondren, Samuel
Ford, H.M.
Foster, William
Gates, J.W.
Gay, J.W.
Gay, T.B.
Gentry, WP
Graham, JA
Hardwich, T.G.
Hargrove, E.
Jones, J.P.
Kersh, WL.
Lankford, James C.
Leach, Francis
Leach, O.E.
Lee, James
Lockett, TJ-1
Logan, H.P.
Logan, J.W.
McCary, T.W.
Melton, W.J.
Middleton, WL.
Nicolls, Middleton
Osborne, J.T.
Osborne, Robert
Osborne, Wm C.
Owen, John
Perry, J.D.
Plumer, Henry
Ratliff, WM.
Scarbrough, C.P.
Sewell, J.L.
Shin, John R.
Steward, J.J.
Tarrant, WA
Vaughan, J.E.
Ward, M.S.
Watters, R. R,.
White, WD.
Williams, WT.

Henry Faror:

Enlisted: March 29, 1862 Perryville, Alabama

Died: June 1862 General Hospital Okolona, Mississippi

Source: Ancestry.Com

Civil War Service Records:

Farrar, Henry Company: K

Unit: 28th Alabama Infantry,

Rank: Private

Notes: Faror, Henry

Allegiance: Confederate

Enlisted Under: Captain Charles R. Harris

Company Formed on the Eastern side of the Cahaba River.

Enlisted for 3 years or until the end of the war.

Organized: At Shelby Springs, Alabama. On March 29, 1862

Ranks numbered: Aprox: 1, 100 men

First served under: Col. John Wesly Frazier.

Training and Intructions at Shelby Springs, Alabama until Mid Apirl 1862

Received Orders:

Report to Corinth, Mississippi

Left Shelby Springs, Alabama by Railroad on April 14, 1862

Reached Selma on April 15,1862

Moved to Mobile and stayed until April 19, 1862

Then departed Mobile by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad

Arrived at Corinth, Mississippi April 21, 1862

Assigned to:

Jackson's Brigade (Only for a few days)

After a few days was made a part of Trapier's Brigade, Wither Division

The new Brigade made up of:

28th Alabama

44th Mississippi (Blythe's Regiment)

24th Alabama Regiment would join the brigade at Tullahoma, Tennesee November 1862

The first Commanding the Brigade:

James H. Trapier

soon replaced by:

Arthur Middleton Manigault (Man-i-go)

Former Commander of 10th South Carolina Regiment

Brigade would be know as: "Manigault's Brigade"

Corinth, Mississippi: The 28th Alabama Regiment arrived shortly after the Battle of Shilo.

encamped at Corinth, Mississippi:

Duties of the 28th Alabama Reg.

1. Fortifying, Flooring Tents.

2. Building Breastworks

Picket duty was preformed every two to three days.

Unsanitary Conditions:

Regiment dwindled due to sickness:

Most Comman:

a. Chronic Diarrhea

b. Dysentery

Those unfit for duty were sent to the Hospital.

Late May 1862 17,000 sick Confederates fro the Army of Mississippi were sent from Corinth to the rear of the formation.

First came underfire on May 9, 1862

two men were killed at Farmington, Mississippi. Six miles to seven miles from Corinth, Mississippi

Evacuted Corinth, Mississippi May 30, 1861

Following morning entire Army crossed the Tuscumbia River.

Source: Smithsonian's Great Battles & Battlefields of the Civil War.

Jay Wertz and Edwin Bearss.

Some time down through the years, the descendants of Henry and Jane Farrar apparently changed the spelling of the surname to Farrow. The family bible gives the death date of Henry Farrar as May 14, 1862,but Civil War Records say it was June 1862. Civil War Papers do not give the exact date of death, and there are records with various dates, but his death was soon after he enlisted, which was March 29,1862. One record shows that he may have died in General Hospital in Okolona, Mississippi.

American Civil War Soldiers
about Henry Farrar
Name: Henry Farrar ,
Enlistment Date: 29 Mar 1862
Enlistment Place: Perryville, Alabama
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Alabama
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 29 March 1862 at the age of 34.
Enlisted in Company K, 28th Infantry Regiment Alabama on 29 Mar 1862.
Died of disease Company K, 28th Infantry Regiment Alabama on 15 Jun 1862 at Okolona, MS.

Sources: 425,608

Source Citation: Side served: Confederacy; State served: Alabama; Enlistment date: 29 Mar 1862..

***We are not sure if he was buried at this cemetery. All we know is that he died at the hospital in Okolona.

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  • Created by: Renee (Mayhew) Ellestad
  • Added: 11 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12953767
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Farrar (22 Mar 1828–14 May 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12953767, citing Okolona Confederate Cemetery, Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Renee (Mayhew) Ellestad (contributor 46791623) .