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Daniel Tweed Ferrier



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Nebo Cemetery

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Born:  November 26, 1841 at Indiana

Entered Service in the US Army from Delphi, IN

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism May 09, 1864 at Varnells Station, GA

Died:  March 18, 1914 at the age of 72

On May 9, 1864, the 2d Indiana Cavalry was engaged with Confederate forces at Varnells Station, Georgia, and was forced to retreat beneath the heavy fire of the rebel forces. In the retreat the brigade commander lost his horse, and was in grave danger of being captured by the enemy. Sergeant Daniel Ferrier, realizing his plight and the danger the brigade losing its highest-ranking officer, dismounted and gave his own horse to the officer so that he could rally his disorganized troops. As a result of this personal sacrifice, Sergeant Ferrier was himself captured and confined in a Confederate prison camp, from which he later escaped. After great hardship in enemy territory, he eventually reached the Union lines.



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