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FERRERO, Edward, soldier, born in Granada, Spain, 18 January 1831. His parents were Italian, and he was brought to the United States when an infant. Italian political refugees frequented his father's house in New York, and he enjoyed the friendship of Garibaldi, Argenti, Albius, and Avazzana. Before the civil war the son conducted a dancing school, and also taught dancing at the U. S. military academy. At the beginning of the war he was lieutenant colonel of the 11th New York militia regiment. In 1861 he raised the 51st New York regiment, called the " Shepard rifles," and led a brigade in Burnside's expedition to Roanoke Island, where his regiment took the first fortified redoubt captured in the war. He also commanded a brigade at Newbern, and under General Reno, and in 1862 served in Pope's Virginia campaign. He was in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam, and for his bravery in the latter engagement was appointed brigadier general, 19 September 1862. He served at Fredericksburg and at Vicksburg, commanded the 2d brigade of General Sturgis's division, 9th army corps, and a division at the siege of Knoxville. He afterward marched the 9th corps over the mountains, without roads and by compass only, to Cincinnati. Ferrero was in command at the defense of Fort Sanders against the desperate assault of Longstreet, and at the battle of Bean's Station, under General Shackleford, by his timely occupation of Kelley's Ford, frustrated Longstreet's attempt to send a detachment across the Holston, and so paralyze the National forces by striking them in the rear. In Grant's final campaign, including the siege of Petersburg, he commanded the colored division of the 9th corps. He was brevetted major general, 2 December 1864, and mustered out in August 1865.
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