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Gen Henry Clay Ward
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1843
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1925
Wellesley
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of Col. Artemas Ward 2nd and Hulda P. Reed.

On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a private. He was 17 years, 10 months and 2 days old.

Henry and his brother, George H.Ward, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. George died at Gettysburg.

Henry was steadily promoted until he was commissioned in April 1963. In September that year, he was transferred to the the 57th Massachusetts Infantry.

After the war, Henry made the Army his career. The MOLLUS Register recounts the following career points:
Private and Sergeant-Major, 15th Mass. Infantry, July 31, 1861.
2d Lieutenant, 15th Mass. Infantry, April 9, 1863. Resigned September 4, 1863.
1st Lieutenant, 57th Mass. Infantry, March 9, 1864.
Captain, July 31, 1864. Mustered out, July 30, 1865.
1st Lieutenant, 11th Infantry, U.S.A., February 23, 1866; accepted May 1, 1866.
Brevet Captain, U.S.A., March 2, 1867, "for gallant and meritorious services in action at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 24, 1865."
Transferred to 16th Infantry, April 14, 1869.
Captain, February 8, 1880. Major, April 26, 1898. Transferred to 12th Infantry, May 25, 1900.
Lieutenant Colonel, 17th Infantry, December 7, 1900.
Colonel, 15th Infantry, January 31, 1902.
Retired October 30, 1905.
Brigadier General, retired, October 30, 1905.

On 12 Feb 1867 Henry, 23, married Susan Maria Denny, 23, daughter of Henry Augustus and Eliza Edmonds (Sprague) Denny, at Worcester, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. She died in 1873 after the birth of their two children.

On 6 Dec 1876 Henry, 33, married Frances Crutcher Maney, 22, daughter of Brig-Gen George Earl Maney C. S. A. and Elizabeth T. Crutcher, at Davidson County, Tennessee, she was "of" Nashville, Tennessee. There were no children of the marriage, and she died in 1923.

From the "New York Times," 17 Nov 1925:
Gen. Henry Clay Ward Dies At The Age Of 82.
Fought Throughout the Civil War, was Wounded Got Brevet for Bravery.

Wellesley Hills, Mass., Nov. 16 (AP).
Brig. Gen. Henry Clay Ward, Civil War veteran, died today at his home here at the age of 82.
He was born in Worcester, son of Artemas Ward 2nd, and was educated in the public schools there. Forty-four years of his life were spent in army service. His retirement was in 1905. He served throughout the Civil War, in the Army of the Potomac, and was in the battle of Ball's Bluff, the siege of Yorktown and other engagements. He was wounded several times.
General Ward was captured while taking part in the siege of Fort Stedman, Va., and was confined in Libby Prison from March 25, 1865, until the capture of Richmond, when he rejoined his regiment and continued with it until Lee's surrender. He was breveted Captain for bravery in the action about Fort Stedman.
General Ward is survived by a daughter, Miss Ward of Wellesley Hills, and a son Arthur L. Ward, of this city, a veteran of the French Ambulance Service and the Serbian Relief Expedition in the World War.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Artemas Ward (1797 - 1857)
  Hulda P. Reed Ward (1809 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Maria Denny Ward (1843 - 1873)
 
 Children:
  Anne Denny Ward (1867 - 1952)*
  Arthur Sprague Ward (1869 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Ann Ward (1817 - 1835)**
  Mary Groves Ward (1820 - 1823)**
  Artemas Ward (1821 - 1865)**
  Mary Ward Lovell (1824 - 1849)**
  George Hull Ward (1826 - 1863)**
  Charles Augustus Ward (1828 - 1830)**
  Elizabeth Ward Bartlett (1830 - 1885)**
  Caroline G. Ward (1832 - 1863)**
  Charles Augustus Ward (1834 - 1910)**
  Henry Clay Ward (1843 - 1925)
  Samuel W. Ward (1845 - 1904)*
  Sarah M. Ward (1846 - 1863)*
  Frederick William Ward (1848 - 1929)*
  Mary Lovell Ward White (1849 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 21, 2014
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Gen Henry Clay Ward
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Gen Henry Clay Ward
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- Karen M
 Added: Mar. 18, 2016
 
 
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