★  Ward, William Thomas

William Thomas Ward


Born: August 9, 1808

Birthplace: Amelia County, Virginia

Father: William Ward Jr. 1785 – 1827

Mother: Sallie Elmo 1787 – 1827

Wife: Sarah “Sallie” Tobin Creel 1814 – 1895
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​


John Hardin Ward Sr. 1835 – 1908​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​
Ossian T. Ward 1837 – 1885​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery Louisville, Kentucky)​
Alice Ward Taft 1839 – 1906​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery Louisville, Kentucky)​
Captain Edward W. Ward 1843 – 1897​
(Buried: Old Methodist Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, North Carolina)​
Malvina Elinor “Mallie” Ward Knott 1848 – 1899​
(Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio)​
Sylvia Mottley Ward Goddard 1850 – 1896​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​
William Elzie Ward 1858 – 1947​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Texas)​


Attended St. Mary’s College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Greensburg, Kentucky​
1847 – 1848: Served in Mexican – American War rising to Major​
1850: Kentucky State Representative​
1851 – 1853: United States Congressman from Kentucky​
1853 – 1861: Attorney in Greensburg, Kentucky​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served under General Boyle in Kentucky, against Morgan​
Union Army Post Commander in Gallatin, Tennessee​
Served in the Union, Army of the Ohio​
1864: Wounded in left arm, at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia​
1864: Distinguished himself at the Battle of Peachtree Creek​
1864: Served in Sherman’s March to the Sea​
1865: Served in the Carolina’s Campaign
1865: Brevetted Major General in the Union Army​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on August 24th

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1878: Attorney in Louisville Kentucky​
Affected with a type of brain disease​

Died: October 12, 1878

Place of Death: Louisville, Kentucky

Cause of Death: brain disease

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
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