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

William Henry Ward

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    47th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Voluntarily commanded the expedition which, under cover of darkness, attempted to run the enemy's batteries.
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Ward
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Ward
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 2, 1895
  • Born: December 9, 1840, Adrian, Lenawee County, MI, United States
  • Died: April 11, 1927, Kansas City, KS, United States
  • Buried: Highland Park Cemetery (MH) (5-72), Kansas City, KS, United States

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