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William Thomas Ward
Birth: Aug. 9, 1808
Amelia County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1878
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General, US Congressman. Born in Amelia County, Virginia, he attended St. Mary's College, Kentucky, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced law practice in Greensburg, Kentucky. He served in the Mexican War as a Major of the Fourth Kentucky Volunteers, (1847-48) and was elected a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1850. In 1851, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress of the United States House of Representatives, serving until 1853. Not a candidate for re-nomination, with the outbreak of the Civil War, he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Union Army. Serving throughout the war, he commanded the 3rd division XX Corps at engagements at Atlanta, the Carolinas and was brevetted Major General in February of 1865. After the war, he returned to the private practice of law in Louisville, Kentucky, until his death at age 70. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Tobin Creel Ward (1814 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Alice Ward Taft (1839 - 1906)*
  Edward W Ward (1843 - 1897)*
  Malvina Elinor Ward Knott (1848 - 1899)*
  Sylvia Mottley Ward Goddard (1850 - 1896)*
  William Elzie Ward (1858 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7094871
William Thomas Ward
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- Esther Kinder
 Added: Oct. 12, 2016
General, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Oct. 12, 2016

- Republican
 Added: Oct. 12, 2016
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