|Birth||Aug. 15, 1838|
|Death||March 31, 1933|
|Unit||1st Iowa Cavalry, Company H|
Corporal James H. Ferman
Company H, 1st Iowa Cavalry
Ferman was born in Illinois on August 15, 1838. He was living in Albia (Monroe County), Iowa when he enlisted on June 13, 1861. He was mustered on August 3, 1861 and served over 3 years. He was promoted to corporal on June 1, 1863 and received two additional promotions within the rank of corporal. Ferman was mustered out of the outfit at Davenport, Iowa on September 9, 1864.
The 1st Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport, Iowa in August and September, 1861. The unit was assigned to several southern and central states during the Civil War. Most of its’ duty was in Arkansas. The regiment fought at the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) on April 30, 1864.
Ferman died on March 31, 1933 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Benkelman Cemetery in Benkleman (Dundy County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Edwards Post (#217) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Benkelman. In addition, he was a member of the Garfield Post (#80) Post of the GAR in Red Cloud, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.