Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company K, 2d Indiana Cavalry. Place
and date: At Varnells Station, Ga., 9 May 1864.
Entered service at:   Delphi,
Date of issue:   30 March 1898.
Citation:   While his regiment
was retreating, voluntarily gave up his horse to his brigade commander
who had been unhorsed and was in danger of capture, thereby enabling him
to rejoin and rally the disorganized troops. Sgt. Ferrier himself was captured
and confined in Confederate prisons, from which he escaped and, after great
hardship, rejoined the Union lines.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)