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James Ward

Date of birth: December 6, 1858
Date of death: March 11, 1901
Burial location: Mattapan, Massachusetts
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Quincy
Home of record: Boston Massachusetts


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

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