Ferguson, Samuel Wragg CSA

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FERGUSON, Samuel Wragg CSA


Born November 3 1834, Charleston SC
Died February 3 1917, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, Mormon expedition, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 South Carolina provisional army, Beauregard's staff, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Shiloh, Corinth, Lt. Col. of 28th Mississippi Cavalry, Vicksburg campaign, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Ferguson’s Bde/Jackson’s cavalry Divn in the Atlanta campaign, Carolinas campaign, fled with President Davis.
Post War Career Lawyer, civil engineer, tried to serve in Spanish-American war.
Notes Although not highly rated by Wheeler, he fought well against Sherman in the Carolinas.
 

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