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George Farr autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: c-00057

Scope and Contents

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. This has been scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-23/farr/.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Gift of Madison Kuhn, 1977-02-28.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Creator

Source

Title
George Farr Autobiography
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Author
A. Monroe
Date
June 1977
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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