Inventory

George E. Farrington Letters
Dates: Sept. 23 - Nov. 16, 1864
Accession Number: 900424D
Donor: Vigo County Historical Society
Description: One file folder in a flat storage box

Content and Scope of Collection

Born in Terre Haute on September 24, 1841, George E. Farrington was the son of James and Harriet Ewing Farrington. On August 20, 1862, Farrington was mustered into the 85th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Company G, was eventually promoted to first and second lieutenant, and subsequently became the quartermaster for the 85th until the regiment was mustered out of service June 12, 1865.

After the Civil War, Farrington returned to Terre Haute and was employed most of his working life as the secretary and general agent for the Vandalia Line of the Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad Company. He died February 7, 1920 at the age of 79.

This collection contains correspondence between George E. Farrington and his parents during the Civil War. The 85th regiment was involved in the campaign against Atlanta in the fall of 1864. During an armistice in September 1864, Farrington transported Confederate families into enemy territory. The letters contain detailed accounts of his activities and impressions.

Flat Storage Box

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Letter, from George E. Farrington
to Harriet Ewing Farrington

Sept. 23, 1864

 

 

 

 

Letter, from George E. Farrington
to Harriet Ewing Farrington

Sept. 24-25, 1864

 

 

 

 

Letter, from George E. Farrington
to James Farrington

Oct. 4, 1864

 

 

 

 

Letter, from James Farrington
to George E. Farrington

Nov. 16, 1864