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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II
p688
1778

(Born S. C.)

Samuel W. Ferguson1

(Ap'd S. C.)

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Samuel Wragg Ferguson: Born Nov. 3, 1834.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1857.

Served on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1857‑58, — and at Ft.

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 14, 1858)

Walla Walla, Wash., 1859‑61.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Greenville, Mis., since 1866. President of the Board of Mississippi Levee Commission, for Bolivar, Washington, Issaquena, and Sharkey Counties, Mis., 1876 to 18–––. Member of U. S. Commission for the improvement of the Mississippi River, since May 21, 1883.

Vol. IV
p108
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — President Mississippi River Levee Board, — residence, Greenville, Miss.

Vol. V
p90
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Secretary Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, 1883. — Member of Mississippi River Commission, vice John B. Eads, deceased, 1883. — Employed in engineering department of The Guayaquil and Quito Railway Company, Republic of Ecuador, S. A., 1899 to 1901. — City Engineer of Biloxi, Miss., 1906.

Vol. VI
p81
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Samuel Wragg Ferguson, Born Nov. 3, 1834.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 14, 1858.

Resigned, March 1, 1861.

Civil History. — Secretary Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, 1883; Member of Mississippi River Commission, vice John B. Eads, deceased, 1883. Employed in engineering department of The Guayaquil and Quito Railway Company, Republic of Ecuador, S. A., 1899 to 1901. City Engineer of Biloxi, Miss., 1906.

Died, Feb. 3, 1917, at Jackson, Miss.: Aged 82.

Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.


The Author's Note:º

1 Son of James Ferguson, Lieut. 8th Infantry U. S. A. and Aide de Camp to General Thomas Pinckney, during War of 1812.


Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: a fair summary is given at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.


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