W. Beckwith History (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881)
BRUCE CARR, Farmer and stock raiser, Crawfordsville, was born in
Union County, Indiana, July 8, 1841, and is the son of Thomas and
Elizabeth Carr. His mother, a member of the Christian Church, was
born May 13, 17997, and is still living. His father settled in this
County in 1855, and resided here till his death, April 1, 1876,
in his seventy- ninth year. He was a minister in the Christian Church
for about sixty years. He was a blacksmith and edge-tool man, working
at his trade through the week and preaching on Sunday. He was first
a whig, then an ardent, earnest republican. The subject of this
sketch attended Wabash College about two years, and at the age of
fourteen went to California, remaining about four years. He returned,
and in November, 1861, enlisted as a private in Co. K, 58th Ind.
Vols. He was made orderly sergeant, and soon afterward promoted
to captain. He first went to Lebanon, Kentucky, and was in the army
under Gen. Buell. In 1863 his regiment veteranized, and Capt. Carr
came home and raised Co. D, in the 135th Ind. Vols., for 100 days.
He was mustered out in September 1864. Since the war he has been
successfully engaged in farming and stock raising. He has 205 ½
acres where he lives, and 320 in Iowa. His farm is about three miles
from Crawfordsville, on See. 16. Mr. Carr is a strong republican
and first-class citizen.