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

Thomas J Ward

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    116th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas J. Ward
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas J. Ward
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 27, 1894
  • Born: August 18, 1837, Romney, Hampshire County, WV, United States
  • Died: March 30, 1924, Anaconda, MT, United States
  • Buried: Upper Hill Cemetery (MH) (A-8-3) , Anaconda, MT, United States

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