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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Nelson W Ward

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company M,
    11th Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 25, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Staunton River Bridge, Virginia, USA
Voluntarily took part in the charge; went alone in the front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.
Medal of Honor Recipient Nelson W. Ward
Medal of Honor Recipient Nelson W. Ward
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 10, 1897
  • Born: November 20, 1837, Madison Township, Columbiana County, OH, United States
  • Died: February 5, 1929, Long Beach, CA, United States
  • Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery (PM) (N Chapel-14-15-5), Long Beach, CA, United States

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