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Federal (USV)


Uriah DuBois Ferree

(1819 - 1894)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

His father was a pioneer of Lykens Township, PA, and had the powder mill there. By 1840 Uriah ran a saw mill with his brothers at Greenland, at Lykens. He enlisted on 30 September 1861 in Company G, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, giving his age as 40 years. He was listed as having blue eyes, a light complexion, and light hair, standing 5' 11" tall.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862, having just returned to his unit from the hospital that morning.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted at Brandy Station, VA on 15 February 1864. Transferred to Company G, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 October 1864, and mustered out with his Company on 17 July 1865.

After the War

At the 1870 Federal Census he was living in Wiconisco Township, Dauphin County, PA.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 and his Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' card. His injury at Crampton’s Gap from the diary of Henry Keiser - transcribed online by Jake Wynn. Further details from the Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County (1894). Life dates and details from family genealogists. Caution: his brother Joel B. (1809-1880) Ferree's son is also named Uriah DuBois Ferree (his dates 1833-1909).


07/09/1819; Dauphin County, PA


01/09/1894; Dauphin County, PA; burial in St. Peter's (Hoffman's) Cemetery, Lykens,PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15396]