James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, eds., “Garrard, Theophilus Toulmin,” Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902), 7: 447-48.
GARRARD, Theophilus Toulmin, military officer, born in Manchester. Ky., June 7, 1812; died there March 14, 1902. He was a member of the Kentucky Legislature in 1843-'44, served in the Mexican War as captain of the 16th United States Infantry, and on the discovery of gold went to California in 1849. He was elected а member of the State Senate in 1857 and in 1861, and at the outbreak of the civil war entered the National service as colonel of the 3d Kentucky Infantry. He was promoted brigadier-general in March, 1864, and was mustered out of the service April 4 following. After the war he engaged in farming and the manufacture of salt.