Served with Co. C of the 17th VT Infantry during the Civil War per list of veteran burials in Nebraska.
Information Taken from a portion of Fergus' sons (Edward's) obituary. The Deshler Rustler 30 Jan 1935
" War was declared in 1861. Fergus Cannon, father of E.J. Cannon, volunteered from the town of Montpelier, Vermont, October 10, 1862, at the age of 38 years, and joined Company H, transferred from Company A. Served his term and was discharged July 21, 1863. he re-enlisted Nov. 25, 1863, and joined Company C 17th Vt. Vols., and was mustered out when the war was over, July 14, 1865. He died in November, 1885."
Contributor: deb aaron (47173939)
17 VT Infantry Co. C
17TH VT. INF.
No. 17. G.A.R.
Nov. 16, 1885.