Eugene W. Ferris
First Lieutenant/Adjutant, U.S. Army, 30th Massachusetts Infantry. Awarded for actions at Berryville, Va.
April 01, 1865
Accompanied only by an orderly, outside the lines of the Army, he gallantly resisted an attack of 5 of Mosby's cavalry, mortally wounded the leader of the party, seized his horse and pistols, wounded 3 more, and, though wounded himself, escaped.