William Thomas Ward

William Thomas Ward

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Death 12 Oct 1878 (aged 70)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7094871 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Amelia County, Virginia, he attended St. Mary's College, Kentucky, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced law practice in Greensburg, Kentucky. He served in the Mexican War as a Major of the Fourth Kentucky Volunteers, (1847-48) and was elected a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1850. In 1851, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress of the United States House of Representatives, serving until 1853. Not a candidate for re-nomination, with the outbreak of the Civil War, he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Union Army. Serving throughout the war, he commanded the 3rd division XX Corps at engagements at Atlanta, the Carolinas and was brevetted Major General in February of 1865. After the war, he returned to the private practice of law in Louisville, Kentucky, until his death at age 70.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 Jan 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thomas Ward (9 Aug 1808–12 Oct 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7094871, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .