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James H. Ward

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Death: March 11, 1901 (42)
Place of Burial: Mattapan, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About James H. Ward


The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant James Ward, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Sergeant Ward continued to fight after being severely wounded.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 16, 1891

Action Date: December 29, 1890

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company B

Division: 7th U.S. Cavalry

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James H. Ward's Timeline

December 6, 1858
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
March 11, 1901
Age 42
New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan, Massachusetts, United States