Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Department of New York
Admiral John L. Worden Camp 150

Marking the Unmarked Grave of
Pvt. Isaac Ferris
6th NYHA
Nelsonville, NY

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Dedication of the new headstone placed for Pvt. Isaac Ferris
Cedar Street Cemetery, Nelsonville, NY
July 4, 2007
 

Pvt. Isaac Ferris enlisted in the army on September 30, 1862, at the age of 44. He was mustered into the 172nd NYVI, but along with most of the rest of the regiment, he was transferred into the 6th NY Heavy Artillery.  He served in Company L of the 6th until he was discharged for disability on April 19, 1865 at Petersburg, VA.

Along with other members of Isaac Ferris' family, he was buried near his home in the Cedar Street Cemetery in Nelsonville, NY. While his wife and son (also a Civil War veteran) each had stones identifying their graves, the Worden Camp became aware that Pvt. Isaac Ferris had no stone. Acquiring one from the Veterans Administration, the Worden Camp enlisted the assistance of Boy Scouts from Troop 73 in White Plains, NY who erected the new stone.

Isaac Ferris' sacrifices for our country may have been temporarily forgotten - but not any more.

 

Isaac Ferris' unmarked grave, the post-hole digger marking the location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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