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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Marmaduke Edwards Ferguson

"Duke"

(1839 - 1901)

Home State: Arkansas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was raised in Drew County from age 7. He enlisted in Company C, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Monticello, Arkansas, June 10, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left thigh and right hand in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was dropped from the rolls for being absent without leave on August 31, 1864. He took an oath of allegiance at Wheeling, West Virginia on April 18, 1865.

After the War

He was one of the "successful small farmers of Drew County" after the War.

References & notes

Basic information from Howerton1. He was listed in Drew County in the 1860 US census; occupation mechanic. His widow J. M. filed an Arkansas pension application #16804 from Drew County, August 11, 1902. The quote above and other details from a sketch from the Drew County GenWeb project.

Birth

11/05/1839; Chester, SC

Death

02/13/1901 in AR

Notes

1   Howerton, Bryan R., Roster of the Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA, Published 1998, <http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/3rd-his.html>, Source page: /civilwar/3rdcoc.html  [AotW citation 13819]