Tag: Union soldiers

A Ferris Family’s Sacrifice

Union soldier Charles W. Ferris buried at Arlington National Cemetary

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. Henry Ferris […]

Eugene Ferris – Medal of Honor

Style of Medal of Honor awarded 1862 to 1896

Eugene Washington Ferris was the great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jeffrey Ferris. During the American Civil War he rose to the rank of First Lieutenant in the 30th Massachusetts. For his valor in combat in Berryville, VA. on April 1, 1865 he received the Medal of Honor. It’s not that simple, however. At the time, the sole medal […]