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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

James N. Ward

(Ap'd Ga.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1845.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847, being engaged in the

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Sep. 21, 1846)

Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, where he was wounded in the storming of the enemy's

(Bvt. First Lieut., Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

intrenched heights; on sick leave of absence, 1847‑48; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1849; on frontier duty, on March to Santa Fé, N. M., 1849, — Navajo Nation, 1849, — Santa Fé, N. M., 1849‑50, — Las Vegas, N. M., 1850, — Socorro, N. M., 1850, — Las Vegas, N. M.,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Mar. 5, 1851)

1850‑51, — Socorro, N. M., 1851‑52, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1853, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1854; on Recruiting service, 1854‑57; and on sick leave of absence,

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Sep. 28, 1857)


Died, Dec. 6, 1858, at St. Anthony, Min.: Aged 35.

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