b. 18/11/1841 Springfield, Vermont. d. 26/02/1907 Rockville, Indiana.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/04/1865 Berryville, Virginia.
Ferris was born in Springfield, Vermont on 18 November 1841. He joined the 30th Massachusetts Infantry from Lowell, Massachusetts in January 1862, and was commissioned as an officer the following August. He briefly served as regimental adjutant from February to April 1865, and mustered out with his regiment in December 1865.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: ROCKVILLE CEMETERY, ROCKVILLE, INDIANA.
Section B, Lot 32