Discussion William L. Farrow of Putnam County, Indiana

mmw

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We have two family photos of William L. Farrow of Putnam County, Indiana during the Civil War.

These were inherited with the papers of his father, Richard S. Farrow.

The documents include William's obituary, which says he was a 1st Lt. in the Mexican War, a Lt. Col. in the 43rd and a Col. in the 78th.

His service in the 43rd is summarized on the NPS Civil War website:

Farrow, William L.​

BATTLE UNIT NAME:43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
SIDE:Union
COMPANY:F&S
SOLDIER'S RANK IN:Major
SOLDIER'S RANK OUT:Lieutenant Colonel

So here is my question... does the uniform in the earlier (standing) photo correspond to the uniform of a Major?

Thanks,
Mike

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I am not very familiar with insignia and uniforms. @major bill happens to be pretty well versed in that, along with @ucvrelics. These two and others should be along soon.
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Lt. Colonel William Farrow he was in the commander of the 78th Indiana. He was a major in the 43rd Indiana until Nov. 1861. The 78th Indiana Infantry was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana for 60 days service and mustered on August 5, 1862 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel William L. Farrow. The 78th was engaged in guard duty at Evansville, Indiana and participated in operations against guerrillas in Kentucky until October 3, 1862. Part of the regiment was engaged at Uniontown, Kentucky on September 1, 1862. Company K was detached and became engaged at the Battle of Munfordville where it was captured with the Union garrison. The 78th Indiana Infantry mustered out of service on October 3, 1862. He was from Greencastle Indiana.

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