William Furgeson

William Furgeson, also known as “Ferguson,” was born 1828 in Pennsylvania.

William left Pennsylvania and moved west, eventually settling in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, where by 1860 he was working as a day laborer and living at the Pratt boarding house.

William was 33 years old and probably still living in Muskegon when he enlisted in Company H on May 13, 1861. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers,” was made up largely of men from the vicinity of Muskegon and Newaygo counties.) He was shot in the leg at Second Bull Run, on August 29, 1862, and subsequently sent to Judiciary Square hospital in Washington, DC, where he died of his wounds on September 19, 1862. William was buried the same day in the Military Asylum cemetery (Soldier's Home National cemetery), Washington.

No pension seems to be available.