Felix Ferguson

Submitted by: Chelsy Proper {museum director}

Felix Ferguson image

Felix Ferguson was born around 1893. Felix Ferguson served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service


Before the War, Felix Ferguson was a farmer in the Moss Grove area of Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Felix Ferguson enlisted in the US Army in Moncks Corner, South Carolina on December 18, 1917. Ferguson was assigned as a private to Company H of the 370th Infantry; this was an African-American regiment, one of only a few in the War. He served until February 24, 1919 and was honorably discharged in March, 1919.

Ferguson was awarded three citations for gallantry in action near Trieres Farm (France) in September 1918, continuing to fight though he had trench foot.

Unfortunately, Ferguson died in 1920, leaving behind a wife, Ella, and a daughter, Rosabell.