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 John Ward

John Ward

Birth
Arkansas, USA
Death 24 May 1911 (aged 63–64)
Texas, USA
Burial Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 18146 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Arkansas, he was a Native American Seminole Indian, serving as a Sergeant in the 24th U.S. Army Infantry known as the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts. On April 25, 1875, he was on a scouting patrol with three other men at the Pecos River, Texas. There he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles and rescued his commanding officer under sustaining heavy fire. For courage in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on May 28, 1875.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18146
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ward (1847–24 May 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18146, citing Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery, Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .