Civil War Records of Daniel H. Farrar

Daniel Farrar


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. August 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton farmer age 18
E 6th MVI (100 days) Private; enl. July 11, 1864; must. July 18, 1864

must. out Oct. 27, 1864

Acton blacksmith age 20
MASSCW, 1:414, 450

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages  30-31, 34-35 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Aug. 26, 1891 Invalid 1 049 207 992 598 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  9 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 108 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

Fifteen members of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R. in front of the Telephone Office Building, West Acton, on May 30, 1924 (photograph, Acton Memorial Library archives, 24.1.1)

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date July 20, 1929
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 85

Epithelioma of the lower lip

(source: Acton death record, Register of Birth Marriages and Deaths, Acton, Mass., vol. 5, p. 120, microfilm at the Acton Memorial Library).

Obituary Concord Enterprise, July 24, 1929
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Daniel Farrar, son of Abel Farrar and Mary Harris, was born in 1844 in Acton. He enlisted in the 6th Massachusetts in August 1862 as a private. He was injured at the battle of the Deserted House in January 1863, when a horse of the 7th Massachusetts artillery was killed and fell on him. He was confined to a hospital in Suffolk, Virginia, with injuries to his spine. The medicines they gave him for the pain contained mercury and caused all of his teeth to fall out from gum disease. He re-enlisted in July 1864 and served until October 1864. (Text from "Not Afraid to Go", exhibit at the Acton Memorial Library)


Daniel H. Farrar was the younger brother of Abel Farrar, Jr.

Daniel Harris Farrar, age 11, , is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 343) with Abel and Mary Farrar (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 42).

Daniel H. Farrar, age 17, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with Abel Farrar, age 63, a farmer, and Mary Farrar, age 60 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Daniel Harris Farrer, a 21 year old blacksmith, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 271) of William Wallace Worster (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 72). 

Daniel H. Farrer is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name Daniel H. Farrar is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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