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Co. D. 56. Alabama
Cav. Reg. Ferguson's
||Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||February 16, 1924
||February 17, 1924
|Confederate Home Roster Information:
|Came To Texas:
||West, McLennan Co., Texas
|Admitted To Home:
||August 20, 1900
||56th Alabama Cav. |
FERGUSON, ANGUS (1842-1924) Angus Ferguson was born in Mississippi in 1842. Not much of his life is known until he served for the Confederacy. He first served with the 27th Mississippi Infantry Company B, but was not engaged until transferred to the 56th Alabama Cavalry Company D where he was mustered on September 1, 1862.
The 56th Cavalry is also known as the Partisan Rangers and their first call to duty was to North Georgia where they participated in many battles of the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign. The 56th then proceeded to harass Sherman's march but where backed into the trenches in Savannah. Ferguson was eventually taken prisoner at Citronelle in May 1865.
Ferguson moved to McLennan County Texas in 1876 and was married but it is not known to whom. Ferguson worked as a farmer in Texas until he was admitted to the Confederate Home on August 20, 1900 due to the disabilities of rheumatism and failing eye sight. Ferguson was discharged at request multiple times from the Home and applied for pension. Ferguson was admitted to the Home for the final time February 6, 1909 and stayed in the home until his death on February 16, 1924 at the age of 81.
Information Taken From: The Confederate Home Roster, the Compiled Military Service Record, Texas Pension Application, Death Certificate and the Confederate Military History.