FERRIS, EUGENE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 30th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Berryville, Va., 1 April 1865. Entered service at: Lowell, Mass.

Birth:   Springfield, Vt.

Date of issue:   16 October 1897.

Citation:   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.

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)