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Edward Otho Cresap Ord
Birth: Oct. 18, 1818
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1883
La Habana, Cuba

Civil War Union Major General. A Seminole and Mexican War veteran, General Ord was a very successful and competent combat leader for the Union. He was present at the Capture of John Brown at Harper's Ferry in 1859, defeated Jeb Stuart at the Battle of Dranesville (May 3, 1862), and defeated Confederate forces under General Earl Van Dorn at the Battle of Cornith. He commanded troops in the Vicksburg campaign under US Grant, fought in the Shenandoah and assumed command of the Army of the James in 1865. He lead that Army in the campaigns that culminated in the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Fort Ord (in California) is named for him. 
Family links: 
  James Ord (1789 - 1873)
  Rebecca Ruth Cresap Ord (1794 - 1860)
  Mary Mercer Thompson Ord (1834 - 1894)*
  Roberta Augusta Ord Trevino (1856 - 1884)*
  Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1858 - 1923)*
  Lucy Maud Ord Mason (1860 - 1953)*
  James Thompson Ord (1863 - 1905)*
  Mary Ord Hillcoat (1865 - 1899)*
  Jules Garesche Ord (1866 - 1898)*
  Albert E. Ord (1871 - 1872)*
  Pacificus Ord (1816 - 1900)*
  Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818 - 1883)
  Placidus Ord (1821 - 1876)*
  James Lycurgus Ord (1822 - 1898)*
  Robert Brent Ord (1827 - 1889)*
  William Marcellus Ord (1829 - 1882)*
  John Stephen Ord (1832 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 982
GPS (lat/lon): 38.88029, -77.07239
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 01, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6515
Edward Otho Cresap Ord
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- David Wend
 Added: Oct. 18, 2016
Underrated in American history. Thank you for your years of service and for your part in defeating the Confederacy.
- Russ
 Added: Oct. 18, 2016
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