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Lieut Matthew Henry Ward
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1840
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1867
Wilmington
Los Angeles County
California, USA

The grave marker is incorrectly inscribed as "W.H. Ward".

Lt. Ward was a member of Battery M, 2nd US Artillery. He was commissioned November 7, 1866 from the state of New York. He was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco from Feb. 5, 1867 until May 21, 1867 when he was transferred to Drum Barracks Wilmington CA due to poor health. He died of consumption on July 3, 1867; at the Drum Barracks and was buried on July 4, 1867.

His prior military service was as Clerk of the Cadet Commissary at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1860 to 1861. From August 1861 to September 1862 he served as Chief Clerk in the Quartermaster Corps with General Bank's command in the Department of the Shenandoah. He was commissioned as 1st Lt. and Regimental Quartermaster of the 9th Michigan Cavalry on Dec. 5, 1862; and was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1864.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Bryan Ward (1799 - 1851)
  Eliza McCoy Henry Ward (1815 - 1891)
 
 Siblings:
  William Ward (1829 - 1916)**
  Thomas Ward (1839 - 1926)*
  Matthew Henry Ward (1840 - 1867)
  Phillip George Washington Ward (1842 - 1874)*
  Nora Ward (1845 - 1925)*
  Bryan Ward (1848 - 1863)*
  Eliza Ward (1851 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Wilmington Cemetery
Wilmington
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 30, NW Corner
 
Created by: Floydster
Record added: Jun 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8910060
Lieut Matthew Henry Ward
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Lieut Matthew Henry Ward
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 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
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