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George Hull Ward
Birth: Apr. 26, 1826
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on July 24, 1861, he rose to Colonel and commander of the unit when Colonel Charles Devens was promoted to Brigadier General in April 1862. He was mortally wounded on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg when his brigade was trying to stem the Confederate attack. He died the next day in a Union Field Hospital. On March 13, 1865 he was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunters for "galant and meritorious services in the battle of Ball's Bluff, Va., Oct. 21, 1861, and in the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., where killed". In 1886, surviving members of his regiment erected a small monument to him on the spot where he was wounded. It now stands in the fields just North of the Codori House in the Gettysburg National Military Park. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Artemas Ward (1797 - 1857)
  Sarah H. Fife Ward (1795 - 1842)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily E. Mayo Ward (1830 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Robert Lincoln Ward (1861 - 1927)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Groves Ward (1820 - 1823)*
  Artemas Ward (1821 - 1865)*
  George Hull Ward (1826 - 1863)
  Charles Augustus Ward (1828 - 1830)*
  Caroline Ward (1832 - 1863)*
  Charles Augustus Ward (1834 - 1910)*
  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:
Worcester Rural Cemetery
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 29, Lot 777
 
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Record added: Jan 08, 2000
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George Hull Ward
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