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Confederate (CSV)


George Washington Ward, Jr.

(1844 - 1911)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farmer at Conwaysboro, Horry District, he enlisted as Private, Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 26 June 1861. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 29 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the wrist in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 4th Sergeant on in April 1864 and 3rd Sergeant in May. He was captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1862, held at Point Lookout, MD, and released on 22 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

After the War

In 1880 he was a manufacturer of naval stores in Charleston, SC but was farming there in 1900 and was serving as a magistrate by 1910.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which says he died while a prisoner at Point Lookout, and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880, 1900 and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah C. Duboise (b. 1846) and they had 8 children.


02/29/1844; Horry District, SC


04/09/1911; burial in McClellanville Methodist Church Cemetery, McClellanville, SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company L, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24225]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 662  [AotW citation 24681]