New to My Collection: Distinguished at Shiloh

I’ve added this carte de visite of Edward Franklin “Eddy” Ferris by unidentified photographer. New York born Ferris started his Civil War service in the First Wisconsin Infantry, a regiment organized for a three-month term of enlistment in April 1861. Ferris returned to the army with the Fourteenth Wisconsin Infantry in January 1862.

As first lieutenant of Company A, he distinguished himself for coolness and bravery at Shiloh, where he suffered a wound. Ferris returned the the regiment, and ended the war as lieutenant colonel of the Fourteenth.

Ferris became a partner in a banking and agricultural hardware and implements firm of Sebree, Ferris, and White. The business followed the Utah and Northern Railroad as it was constructed. Ferris died in 1908 in Bozeman, Montana.

This portrait is now available on PinterestTumblr, and Flickr:
Distinguished at Shiloh

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