|Birth||Aug. 8, 1842|
|Death||Oct. 17, 1934|
|Cemetery||Mount Hope (Valentine)|
|Unit||4th New York H Artillery, Battery K|
Private William E Ward
Battery K, 4th New York Heavy Artillery
Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC)
Ward was born in West Virginia on August 8, 1842. He enlisted in the Battery on May 13, 1863 at Rochester, New York. Ward was mustered on June 21, 1863 and served until April 25, 1864 when he transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC). The VRC was established for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or were suffering from disease. They performed light duties which allowed for able-bodied soldiers to be assigned to front-line duties. Ward’s discharge date from the VRC was not available.
Ward died on October 17, 1934 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine (Cherry County), Nebraska.
Doc – Ward(4NY).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.