|Eugene W. Ferris|
|Born||November 18, 1841|
|Died||February 26, 1907(aged 65)|
|Place of birth||Springfield, Vermont|
|Place of death||Rockville, Indiana|
|Buried at||Rockville Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Rank||First Lieutenant and Adjutant|
|Unit||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.
Biography[edit | edit source]
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.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
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.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_af.html. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- "Eugene W. Ferris". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=839. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
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