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WARD, NELSON

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Voluntarily took part in the charge; went alone in the front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Quartermaster Sergeant) Company M, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Madison Township, Columbiana County, Ohio

Citation

Voluntarily took part in the charge; went alone in the front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.