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George Hull Ward

  • Birth 26 Apr 1826 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 3 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Section 29, Lot 777
  • Memorial ID 8054

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on July 24, 1861, he rose to Colonel and commander of the unit when Colonel Charles Devens was promoted to Brigadier General in April 1862. He was mortally wounded on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg when his brigade was trying to stem the Confederate attack. He died the next day in a Union Field Hospital. On March 13, 1865 he was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunters for "galant and meritorious services in the battle of Ball's Bluff, Va., Oct. 21, 1861, and in the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., where killed". In 1886, surviving members of his regiment erected a small monument to him on the spot where he was wounded. It now stands in the fields just North of the Codori House in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8054
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Hull Ward (26 Apr 1826–3 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8054, citing Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .