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Federal (USV)


David Oscar Ward

(1842 - 1917)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 19 on 3 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Transferred to the 6th US Cavalry on 22 October 1862.

After the War

He married 23 Oct 1866 in Kalamazoo, MI and was in Michigan by the birth of his first child in 1867. He was a retired farmer at his death in Michigan in 1917.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His bothers were also in his Company in the 8th Ohio - Corporal William Johnson Ward (1836-28 Dec 1863), and Samuel F. (H.) Ward, who was also wounded at Antietam.


12/05/1842; Fitchville, OH


01/14/1917; Freeport, MI; burial in Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, MI


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 209 - 211  [AotW citation 14817]