Henry Clay Ward of Massachusetts
Appointed from Massachusetts, Private, Company D and Sergeant Major, 15th Massachusetts Infantry, 31 July to 9 April 1863
Honorably mustered out 4 September 1863
First Lieutenant 57th Massachusetts Infantry, 9 March 1864
Captain, 31 July 1864
Honorably mustered out 30 July 1865
Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, 11th U. S. Infantry, 23 February 1866
Transferred to 16th U. S. Infantry 14 April 1869
Regimental Quartermaster, 1 March 1875 to 8 February 1880
Captain 8 February 1880
Major 26 APril 1898
Transferred to 12th U. S. Infantry, 25 May 1900
Lietuenant Colonel, 17th U. S. Infantry, 7 December 1900
Colonel, 15th U. S. Infantry, 31 January 1902
Breveted Captain, 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious services during the Civil War.
GENERAL HENRY CLAY WARD
DIEDS AT THE AGE OR 82
Fought Throughout the Civil War,
Was Wounded – Got Brevet For Bravery
WELLWLWY HILLS, Massachusetts, November 16, 1925
Brigadier General Henry Clay Ward, Civil War veteran, died today at his home here at the age of 82.
He was born in Worcester, the son of Artemus Ward 2nd, and was educated in the public school there. Forty-four years of his life were spent in the Army service. His retirement was in 1905. He served throughout the Civil War in the Army of the Potomac and was in the battle of Ball’s Bluff, the siege of Yorktown and other engagements. He was wounded several times.
General Ward was captured while taking part in the siege of Fort Stedman, Virginia, and was confined in Libby Prison from March 25, 1865, until the capture of Richmond, when he rejoined his regiment and continued with it until Lee’s surrender. He was brevetted Captain for bravery in the action about Fort Stedman.
General Ward is survived by a daughter, Miss Ward of Wellesley Hills, and a son, Arthur L. Ward of this city, a veteran of the French Ambulance Service and the Serbian Relief Expedition in the World War.
WARD, HENRY C
BRIG/GEN USA RETD
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/16/1925
- BURIED AT: SECTION W SITE 858
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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