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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

William C. Ward

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Antietam

He was an unmarried 25 year old teacher from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was appointed 2nd Corporal on 1 September 1861. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

In action from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 to Gettysburg, PA where he was severely wounded in the thigh in action on 2 July 1863. He was captured there and held at Camp Letterman, Gettysburg until exchanged in October 1863. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in Non Cons Co. (?) 17 November 1863 and discharged.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1.

Birth

c. 1836 in AL

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15691]