Nelson W. Ward (1837 - 1929)

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Birthplace: Madison Twp, Ohio, USA
Death: Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Nelson W. Ward

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Nelson W. Ward, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 June 1864, while serving with Company M, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Staunton River Bridge, Virginia. Private Ward voluntarily took part in a charge; went alone in front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 10, 1897

Action Date: June 25, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company M

Division: 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry

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Nelson Ward's Timeline

1837
November 20, 1837
Madison Twp, Ohio, USA
1929
February 5, 1929
Age 91
Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA