Eugene Ferrin

Eugene Ferrin

Male 1837 - 1861  (24 years)

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  • Name Eugene Ferrin 
    Born 8 Jun 1837  Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 13 May 1861  Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Civil War (North)
    27th New York Regt., I Co.
    Killed - Battle of Bull Run 1861 
    Died 21 Jul 1861  Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ferrin Monument Restored
    Ferrin Monument Restored
    Eugene Ferrin (1837-1861)
    Eugene Ferrin (1837-1861)
    This photo was taken about 1986 (James E. Burdett in the background) - Went back in 1998 and found that the upper section had fallen off (2008 the middle section had fall as well). See 2009 article about restoration.
    Plot: Ferrin
    Notes 
    • 1860 Eugene was working in Angelica with his Uncle Hiram Bowen, a Lawyer in Angelica.
    • Eugene was a member of Company "I" in the 27th New York Regiment,under Capt. Gardner. He was the first man killed in the Civil War from Allegany Co.,NY, while on the front line of the first Battle of Bull Run. Eugene was known as a young man with great promise. He had enlisted 13May1861 at Angelica,NY (some debate if he was the first killed on the second from Allegany - see below)

    • Rushford and Rushford People, by Helen Josephine White Gilbert, 1910. p.337/8

      Extract from a letter written by William Seiver(Seaver) of Angelica, late of Co. I, 27th Regiment, N.Y.V.:
      "My impression is that Eugene Ferrin of West Almond, N.Y. was the first Allegany soldier who was killed in the Civil War. Our regiment had but just got onto the fighting ground of Bull Run under command of Col. Henry W. Slocum (later Major General Slocum) when directly in our front was two Rebel regiments; the first volley they fired Eugene Ferrin was struck in the forehead, standing at my side. If Babbitt was killed in the morning, before the battle of Bull Run I did not learn about it."

      Extract from a letter written by Philander D. Ellithorpe of Buffalo, late of Co. I, 27th Regiment, N.Y.V.:
      "I have no recollection of Ferrin but I do know when and where Albert Babbitt was killed; I saw him receive the second shot, after he was down; it was down in the valley, near the house and not far from where Col. Slocum was wounded. The Eighth Georgia regiment was on the skirmish line down the valley and there were two other regiments of Rebs in ambush; we did not see them until they opened fire upon us."
    Person ID I2400  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 27 May 2019 

    Father Jesse Ferrin,   b. 01 May 1806, Hebron, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1891, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Angeline Amelia Sims,   b. 1813, Pulteney, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1889, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 1831  Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1837 - Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Civil War (North) 27th New York Regt., I Co. Killed - Battle of Bull Run 1861 - 13 May 1861 - Angelica, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jul 1861 - Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond, Allegany Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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