James M. Ferris

James M. Ferris was born on February 23, 1832 in Columbus, NY and died December 29, 1923 in Frederika, IA.

entered the Heavy Artillery on January 11, 1864, in New York, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of before being discharged on January 10, 1865 in Harpers Ferry, VA.

is buried at Alcock Cemetery in Frederika, Iowa and can be located at

  • Prisoner of War: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Information by Leader Tripoli, 1-9-24
He was in the following engagements: Defense of Washington in 1864, Piedmont, Va. June 5, 1864, Lexington, Va. June 11, Buchurn June 14, Lynshburn June 18, Liberty June 19, Salem June 21, Harpers Ferry June 24, Snicker’s Ferry July 20, Winchester Va. July 24, Cedar Creek Aug 12, Charleston West Va. Aug. 21, Halltown Va. Aug. 23-27, Berryville, Sept 3-4, Opeguan Creek Sept. 22, Cedar Creek Oct. 13-19, where he was captured and confined in Libbey Prison for 3 days, then transferred to Pinkerton from where he was paroled Feb. 15-65.