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FERRIS, EUGENE

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Accompanied only by an orderly, outside the lines of the Army, he gallantly resisted an attack of five of Mosby's cavalry, mortally wounded the leader of the party, seized his horse and pistols, wounded three more, and, though wounded himself, escaped.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant & Adjutant (highest rank: Captain) 30th Massachusetts Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1865 Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont

Citation

Accompanied only by an orderly, outside the lines of the Army, he gallantly resisted an attack of five of Mosby's cavalry, mortally wounded the leader of the party, seized his horse and pistols, wounded three more, and, though wounded himself, escaped.