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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Ct.)

Samuel P. Ferris

(Ap'd Ct.)


Samuel Peters Ferris, Born Dec. 6, 1839.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Oct., 1861; in garrison in New York Harbor, Oct., 1861, to Oct., 1862; in the Department

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Feb. 19, 1862)

(Colonel, 28th Connecticut Volunteers, Nov. 15, 1862)

of the Gulf, Dec. 14, 1862, to Aug., 1863, being in garrison at Pensacola, Fla., Dec., 1862, to Feb., 1863, — and in command of Brigade, 19th Army Corps, in the Expedition to Port Hudson, La., May 19‑27, and Siege of the place, May 27 to July 8, 1863, participating in the Assault of June 14, 1863; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., pending Draft

(Bvt. Captain, June 14, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Campaign against Port Hudson, La.)

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 28, 1863)

Riots, Sep. 30 to Nov. 27, 1863; in convoying Prisoners of War to Hilton Head, S. C., Nov. 27 to Dec. 8, 1863; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1863, to Feb. 11, 1864; as Quartermaster, 8th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1864, to Aug. 13, 1866; on Mustering duty at New York city, Feb. 11 to Apr. 23, 1864; on Provost Guard duty at headquarters of 9th Army  p836 Corps, in the Richmond Campaign, May 3 to July 24, 1864; on sick leave of absence, July 24 to Sep. 17, 1864; as Provost Marshal of 9th Army Corps, Sep. 17 to Oct. 8, 1864; in command of Regiment serving with 5th Corps (Army of the Potomac), in Operations before Petersburg, Oct. 8 to Nov. 2, 1864, being engaged at Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27, 1864;

(Bvt. Major, Oct. 28, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Hatcher's Run, Va.)

in garrison at Buffalo, N. Y., Nov.‑Dec., 1864, Baltimore, Md., Dec., 1864, to May, 1866; and on leave of absence, May to Aug. 1, 1866.

Captain, 30th Infantry, June 28, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting service, Aug. 13, 1866, to Dec., 1867; on leave of absence to Feb. 27, 1868; on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Dak., to May, 1868, — Ft. Fred Steele, Dak., to Sep., 1868, — and Ft. Sanders,

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, Mar. 23, 1869)

Wy., to Mar., 1871; in garrison at Lebanon, Ky., to Dec., 1872; on frontier duty at Little Rock, Ark., to May, 1873, — and Ft. Sanders, Wy., to June 23, 1874; on sick leave of absence, June 23, 1874, to Apr. 3, 1875; and on frontier duty at Ft. Fetterman, Wy., to Jan. 1, 1877, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., Jan. 6, 1877, to July 4, 1878 (leave of absence, to Dec. 2, 1878), — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Dec. 2, 1878, to May, 1880, being engaged on Ute Expedition, Oct. 1, 1879, to Jan., 1880, — White River Camp, Col., to July, 1880, — and at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy. (Recruiting service, Sep. 18, 1880, to Oct. 4, 1881), to Feb. 4, 1882.

Died, Feb. 4, 1882, at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy.: Aged 43.

Buried, Saint Johns and Saint Andrews Episcopal Cemetery, Stamford, CT.

Thayer's Note:

a His full name and birthdate are from his tombstone (q.v.).

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