George Washington Ward(1832 - 1884)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A farmer and pre-War militiaman from Duplin County, he enrolled in Company B, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 16 May 1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 23 July 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, date not given.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He recovered at a hospital in Staunton, VA. He was again wounded in action at Payne's Farm (November 1863) and Spotsylvania Courthouse (May 1864). Moore's Roster has him wounded at Gettysburg in July 1863, but a period letter noted 'Ward was one of the few officers in that regiment to get out of Gettysburg uninjured.'
After the War:
He was a teacher and surveyor.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Moore1. Thanks to Bruce Vail for the photograph here from a family genealogy History of Alfred and Elizabeth Robinson Ward: Their Antecedents and Descendants (1945), and for the many additional bio details, including the note about Gettysburg. Lt. Ward's gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 08/12/1832 |
Death Date: 11/10/1884 Burial Place: Alfred Ward Cemetery, Teachey, NC
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pp. 83 - 84 [AotW citation 6007]
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