About Brevet Brig. General Bernard G. Farrar, Jr. (USA)
Brevet Brigadier General. Farrar's initial Civil War experience included service as major and aide to General Nathaniel Lyon and as lieutenant colonel and aide to General Henry Halleck. Farrar was then promoted to colonel to command the 30th Missouri Infantry and was later assigned duty in St. Louis dealing with issues relating to escaped slaves. He rejoined the field army in time to lead a brigade in the Vicksburg campaign. He then helped organize a black regiment, which ultimately became the 6th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. He was brevetted brigadier general in 1865, but resigned from the service 2 months later.