Ferris, Eugene W.
Age: 0, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 30th MA INF
Service: 30th MA INF, 1LT and ADJ (Medal of Honor)
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Birth: 11/18/1841, Springfield, VT
Burial: Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, IN
Marker/Plot: Section B, Lot 32
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Don Morfe
Findagrave Memorial #: 7879957
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/11/1884, IN
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, IN
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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor
Eugene W. Ferris
Rank and Organization: 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 30th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date: Berryville, VA, 1 Apr 1865.
Entered service at: Lowell, MA
Born: 18 Nov 1841, Springfield.
Died: 26 Feb 1907, Rockville, Indiana.
Buried: Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, IN
Date of Issue: 16 Oct 1897.
Citation: Accompanied only by an orderly, outside the lines of the Army, he gallantly resisted an attack of 5 of Mosby's cavalry, mortally wounded the leader of the party, seized his horse and pistols, wounded 3 more, and, though wounded himself, escaped.
MEDAL OF HONOR LEGION: 17th ANNUAL CONVENTION;
COMMANDER ANNUAL REPORT.
EXCERPT---The year now closing has been a successful one in gaining new members, yet the grim reaper, I regret to announce, has been most active in removing from our midst many beloved companions whose distinguished and most conspicuous gallantry placed their names forever upon the pages of their beloved country's history. Since ordering General Order NO 2, five companions have passed away, namely, Alexander Mack, of New London, Conn. ; Gen. Cecil Clay, of Washington, D. C. ; H. T. Johns, of Washington, D. C. ; T. E. Cooney, U. S. S., Florida, and Eugene W. Ferris, of Rockland, Ind.
Source: National Tribune, Wash. D. C. ; Oct. 17, 1907
Courtesy of Deanna French
NARA File Number: F-984-VS-1864.