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Federal (USV)


George Washington Farrell

(1843 - 1926)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery on 26 April 1861, mustering into service on 28 June.

The rest of the War

He mustered out of the battery service on 9 June 1864.

After the War

He moved to Elkhart in December 1868 and was in the merchandise business. He began farming in 1879. In 1887 he graduated from law school at Northern Indiana Normal College at Valparaiso, passed the bar, and moved to Goshen, IN. He served a term in the state General Assembly in 1894. He was appointed probate commissioner in 1901.

References & notes

Service data from Bates1. Details and mention of Antietam service from a biographical sketch in Anthony Deahl, editor, A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1905).


9/28/1843; Ashland County, OH


6/12/1926; Elkhart, IN


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 12629]