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 Bernard Gaines Farrar, Jr

Bernard Gaines Farrar, Jr

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 6 Jun 1916 (aged 84)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 102, Lot 580
Memorial ID 18447 · View Source
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Brevet Brigadier General. Farrar's initial Civil War experience included service as major and aide to General Nathaniel Lyon and as lieutenant colonel and aide to General Henry Halleck. Farrar was then promoted to colonel to command the 30th Missouri Infantry and was later assigned duty in St. Louis dealing with issues relating to escaped slaves. He rejoined the field army in time to lead a brigade in the Vicksburg campaign. He then helped organize a black regiment, which ultimately became the 6th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. He was brevetted brigadier general in 1865, but resigned from the service 2 months later.


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  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18447
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Gaines Farrar, Jr (5 Aug 1831–6 Jun 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18447, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .