A Ferris Family’s Sacrifice

Simeon Ferris and his wife, Hila Ann (June) Ferris had a good life in Mehoopany, Pennsyvania, in the 1850’s. They had 12 children, eight sons. Little did they know that by 1865 they would have suffered the worst loss a parent may have, the death of a child, not once but three times.

Union soldier Charles W. Ferris buried at Arlington National Cemetary

Arlington National Cemetery headstone for Charles W. Ferris

Henry Ferris (1838-1861)
Union soldier. Enlisted Oct. 11, 1861. Died in Washington, D.C. Dec. 25, 1861. Possibly died of an illness.

Levi Ferris (1840-1862)
Union soldier. Killed in action at the battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia on May 31, 1862.

Charles Ferris (1844-1864)
Union Soldier. Served with the 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Died in camp hospital, Alexandria, Va. before reaching his unit. Buried in Arlington Cemetery, Section 13 Grave 6894.

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