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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III
p7
2010

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas Ward

(Ap'd at Large)

16

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: at Warrenton, Va. (Army of the Potomac), July‑Sep., 1863; on sick leave of absence, Sep. 10, 1863, to Feb. 4, 1864; at Draft Depot, Columbus, O., Feb. 4 to Apr. 29, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign, serving with Light Battery attached to Cavalry Corps (Army of the Potomac), May 4 to June 29, 1864, participating in the Engagements at Cold Harbor, June 1, Barker's Mills, June 2, Bottom's Bridge, June 3, Yellow Tavern, June 10,

(Bvt. First Lieut., June 3, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Va.)

Seminary Church, June 15, Charles City C. H., June 16, and "Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wilson's Raid" to Reams's and Roanoke Stations, with constant heavy Skirmishes, June 20‑29, 1864; on leave of absence (sick), Aug. 30 to Sep. 19, 1864;

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 18, 1864)

on Mustering and Disbursing duty at Harrisburg, Pa., Sep. 19 to Nov., 1864; in command of Company at Ft. Morton, Va., Nov., 1864, to Mar., 1865; on sick leave of absence, Mar. 18 to May, 1865; in command of

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 13, 1865, for Good Conduct and Gallant Services during the Rebellion)

Company in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., May to Oct., 1865; on sick leave of absence, Oct. 7 to Nov. 6, 1865; in command of Company at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, 1865; and as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Southern District of New York, Jan. 8 to Apr. 19, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting service, Apr. 19 to Sep. 17, 1866; in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Sep. 17, 1866, to May 10, 1869, — Ft. Ontario, N. Y., to Sep. 15, 1870, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Mar. 29, 1871, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Sep. 10, 1872, — Ft. Ontario, N. Y., to Nov. 1, 1872, — David's Island, N. Y., Nov. 2‑9, 1872, — and Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to Aug. 5, 1873 (New Orleans, May 12 to July 7, 1873); as Professor of Military Science

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Nov. 1, 1876)

at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., to Aug. 1, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 to Oct. 24, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., Oct. 25, 1877, to July 18, 1878, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., July 18, 1878, to Nov. 10, 1881, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Nov. 30, 1881; as Acting Ordnance Officer, Dec. 15, 1881, to Jan. 15, 1883, and Acting Asst. Inspector-General, Nov. 18, 1882, to

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, June 28, 1884)

July 16, 1884, of the Department of the East; as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., July 26, 1884, to Oct. 1, 1889, — and to the Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of the Columbia, Oct. 3, 1889, to –––––.

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by Union College, N. Y., 1878.

Vol. IV
p141
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Assistant to the Adjutant-General of the Department of the Columbia, Oct. 3, 1889 to Dec. 11, 1893.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Aug. 31, 1893)

— Adjutant-General of the Department of the Colorado, Denver, Colo., Dec. 15, 1893 to Jan. 15, 1896. — Assistant Adjutant-General and Inspector of Small Arms Practice, Department of the East, at Governor's Island, N. Y. H., Jan. 21, 1896 to March 20, 1897. — Principal Assistant in Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., April 5, 1897 to ––––

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Sep. 11, 1897)

Civil History. — Member of the Φ Β Κ Society since 1878, and of the Sigma Phi Society (Alpha of New York) since 1874. — Member of the M. O. L. L. U. S., No. 3362.

Vol. V
p110
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Principal Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., April 5, 1897 to –––––. Adjutant-General, Headquarters of the Army, Aug. 25, 1900 to July 22, 1902.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired July 22, 1900,
at his own request, after 40 Years's Service.

— Residence, Rochester, N. Y.

Omission from Vol. IV: Adjutant-General, Department of the Columbia, Oct. 3, 1889 to Dec. 11, 1893 (three years of this time in the absence of the Department Commander).

Vol. VI
p103
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born March 18, 1839.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery.

Served: At Warrenton, Va. (Army of the Potomac), July‑September, 1863; on sick leave (typhoid fever), Sept. 10, 1863, to Feb. 4, 1864; at Draft Depot, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 4 to April 29, 1864; in Richmond Campaign with Horse Battery K, 1st Artillery, attached to Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, May 4 to June 29, 1864, and participating in the engagements at Cold Harbor, June 1; Barker's Mills, June 2;

(Brevet First Lieut., June 3, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Va.)

Yellow Tavern, June 10; Seminary Church, June 15; Charles City Court House, June 16; and in Wilson's Raid to Reams and Roanoke Stations with constant heavy skirmishes, June 20‑29, 1864;

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 18, 1864)

On sick leave, Aug. 30 to Sept. 19, 1864; at Harrisburg, Pa., on mustering and disbursing duty, Sept. 19 to November, 1864; at Fort Morton, Va., commanding company, November, 1864, to March, 1865;

(Brevet Captain, March 13, 1865, for Good Conduct, Gallant and Meritorious Services During the Rebellion)

On sick leave (inflammatory rheumatism), March 18 to May, 1865; commanding company in Defenses of Washington, May to October, 1865; on sick leave (intermittent fever), Oct. 7 to Nov. 6, 1865; at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., commanding company, Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, 1865; and Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Southern District of New York, Jan. 8 to April 19, 1866; recommended April 27, 1866, by General James H. Wilson, his Commanding General in the field, for Brevet of Major for "Bravery of the highest degree, zeal and good management during entire service with him, and particularly during the rapid and exhausting marches and fights incidental to operations against the South Side and Danville Railroads, known as 'Wilson's Raid,' June 21 to July 1, 1864" (through a blunder, this recommendation was filed in the War Department without further action and was only discovered by accident twenty-three years later); on recruiting service, April 19 to Sept. 17, 1866; at Fort Trumbull, Conn., Sept. 17, 1866, to May 10, 1869; at Fort Ontario, N. Y., to Sept. 15, 1870; at Fort Riley, Kans., to March 29, 1871; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to Sept. 10, 1872; at Fort Ontario, N. Y., to Nov. 1, 1872; at Fort Barrancas, Fla., to Aug. 5, 1873 (at New Orleans, La., May 12 to July 7, 1873); at Schenectady, N. Y., Professor of Military Science at Union College to

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Nov. 1, 1876)

Aug. 1, 1877; in Pennsylvania, on duty suppressing railroad disturbances, Aug. 1 to Oct. 24, 1877; at Fort Independence, Mass., Oct. 25, 1877, to July 18, 1878; at Fort Columbus, N. Y., July 19, 1878, to Nov. 10, 1881; at Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Nov. 30, 1881; at Governor's Island N. Y. H., Acting Ordnance Officer, Dec. 15, 1881, to Jan. 15, 1883, and Acting Assistant Inspector-General, Department of the East, Nov. 18, 1882, to

(Major, Assistant Adjutant-General, June 28, 1884)

July 16, 1884; at Washington, D. C., assistant in Adjutant-General's office, July 26, 1884, to Oct. 1, 1889; Adjutant-General, Department of the Columbia, Oct. 3, 1889, to

p104 (Lieut.‑Colonel, Adjutant-General's Department, Aug. 31, 1893)

Dec. 11, 1893; at Denver, Col., Adjutant-General, Department of the Colorado, Dec. 15, 1893, to Jan. 15, 1896; at Governor's Island, N. Y. H., Assistant Adjutant-General and Inspector of Small Arms Practice, Department of the East, Jan. 21, 1896, to March 20, 1897; at Washington, D. C., Principal Assistant in Adjutant-General's office, April 5, 1897, to

(Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, Sept. 11, 1897)

Aug. 25, 1900; Adjutant-General, Headquarters of the Army, Aug. 25, 1900, to July 22, 1902.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., July 22, 1902.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 22, 1902,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. by Union College, 1878; member of Phi‑Beta-Kappa Society since 1878 and of Sigma‑Phi Society since 1874; member of Military Order of Loyal Legion of the U. S.; of the Society of American Wars; of the National Geographic Society; of the Metropolitan Club of Washington; of the Fortnightly Club of Oswego, N. Y.; of the Genesee Valley Club of Rochester, N. Y.; President of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1907.

Vol. VII
p73
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., July 22, 1902.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 22, 1902,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Mar. 26, 1926, at Rochester, N. Y.: Aged 87.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1926.

Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Oswego, NY.


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