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Eugene W. Ferris
Born (1841-11-18)November 18, 1841
Died February 26, 1907(1907-02-26) (aged 65)
Place of birth Springfield, Vermont
Place of death Rockville, Indiana
Buried at Rockville Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank First Lieutenant and Adjutant
Unit Massachusetts 30th Massachusetts Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

First Lieutenant and Adjutant Eugene W. Ferris (November 18, 1841 to February 26, 1907) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Ferris received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action Berryville in Virginia on 1 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 16 October 1897.[1][2]

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Ferris was born in Springfield, Vermont on 18 November 1841. He enlisted into the 30th Massachusetts Infantry at Lowell, Massachusetts. He died on 26 February 1907 and his remains are interred at the Rockville Cemetery in Indiana.

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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.[1][2]

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