Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jason D. Ferguson

Jason D. [Ferguson] gave up his life for his country in the battle of Shiloh, April 7, 1862, being then twenty-two years of age. He enlisted for three months in the First Iowa Volunteer Infantry, while attending school at Mount Vernon, and after the expiration of that period reenlisted in the Twelfth Iowa Infantry, at Cedar Rapids, and was made first lieutenant of Company D.  The Grand Army Post at Nevada is named in his honor. He was the first man from Story county to be killed in battle.

SOURCE: William Orson Payne, History of Story County, Iowa, Volume 2, p. 393, abstracted from the biographical sketch of his brother, Hiram F. Ferguson.

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