Private Elisha Ferris
Born in Bedford NY on March 15 1825, parents John and Susan Parker Ferris, married,
shoemaker, enlisted for three years in Co E, 6 New York Heavy Artillery on August 22
1862 and received $100 bounty. Eighteen months later, he transferred to battery D,
2 U S Horse Artillery and served in General Sheridan's campaign from the Rapidan
through the Shenandoah valley.
It was recorded that "on August 1 O 1863 he returned from desertion at Fox Ford, Va,"
No other details.
He fought at Harpers Ferry, Wilderness and Cold Harbor. His wife received $21 in relief
money from the Town of North Castle for herself and four children.
Ferris was mustered out in Washington DC, on July 6 1865. He and his wife, Mary,
named one of their children Hiram after his brother who later died after being
imprisoned by the Confederates. In February 1881 he received an invalid's pension. He
was a member of GAR post 169 and died on February 12 1911.
He received a GAR marker and a government stone which is 8608 on WPA location.
He is on page 8 of North Castle Town Clerk's roster. On 1890 Veterans' census. He is
551/roll 45 on NARA, National Archives. Not on Adjutant General's NY Data Base.
His brother Harvey enlisted in 5 NY Heavy Artillery , and is buried close by.