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 Charles L “Charlie” Ward

Charles L “Charlie” Ward

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Death 25 Feb 1875 (aged 36–37)
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 25, grave 1
Memorial ID 11952 · View Source
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Song writer, Civil War soldier and musician. Charlie Ward was a well known writer of minstrel and military songs and other popular melodies in the 1850s and 1860s. He wrote the words and/or music to such pieces as "I'm Coming to My Dixie Home," "Think of Your Head in the Morning," "The Faded Gray Jacket," and the "Kentucky Battle Song." There has been speculation that the immortal tune "Dixie" was actually written by Charles Ward, with words by Will S. Hays (not by Dan Emmett, as usually recorded in history). During the Civil War, Ward served as Chief Musician in the 4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, CSA, of the famous Kentucky Orphan Brigade.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11952
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles L “Charlie” Ward (1838–25 Feb 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11952, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .