Memorial Addresses On The Life And Character Of Evarts W. Farr (a Representative From New Hampshire…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... yiDDRESS OF Jar. fiLAND, OF MISSOURI. Mr. Speaker: Death has again visited these gilded walls and removed from our Chamber one of our most worthy and useful members. It is not my purpose to give a history of the deceased, but I shall confine myself to a few outlines that marked his life. Major Evarts W. Farr was born at Littleton, New Hampshire, October io, 1840. We learn that at the early age of twelve he struck out for himself, and by industry and hard toil procured the means for his livelihood and education. He graduated at Thetford (Vermont) Academy, and entered Dartmouth College with the class of 1863. But that patriotic ardor and devotion to his country and to duty that always characterized him caused him to leave college and volunteer as a soldier in the Union Army. He enlisted in 1861. For his bravery he was promoted through various grades to the rank of major. While with Fighting Joe Hooker's brigade he lost his right arm in the battle of Williamsburgh, in May, 1862. Notwithstanding the loss of his arm by amputation he continued in the Army, and served with a major's commission, participating in the battles of Vicksburgh and Jackson, Mississippi, and various other engagements, until he was appointed judge-advocate, the duties of which office he performed with marked distinction. After the war was over he commenced the practice of law at his home in New Hampshire. As a soldier Major Farr was courageous, true to his country, never faltering where duty called. To his soldiers he was kind and considerate, though exacting in the performance of every command. Mr. Speaker, it was not rny fortune to know Major Farr personally till I met him in the Committee on Pensions. I shall never forget the first time I met him in committee-room. The chairman called ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... yiDDRESS OF Jar. fiLAND, OF MISSOURI. Mr. Speaker: Death has again visited these gilded walls and removed from our Chamber one...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217865550

ISBN - 13:9780217865555

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