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Name Ward, John
Born 1838
Place of Birth New York City, NY
Died 1896

Associated Records

Ward Family Papers - Ward Family Papers

This collection consists of the papers of the Ward Family. Measuring 7.5 linear feet, it is held in 8 document boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversized box. Materials are both paper-based and photographic. The collection contains 4 series: 1. William G. Ward & Descendants Papers (except William Jr. and Family); 2. William G. Ward / Emily G.M. Ward Papers; 3. Maria (Violet) Ward / Caroline Ward; 4. Other Family Papers. (Keywords: Grymes Hill, New York) (This is a collection-level overview description of an archival or manuscript collection. See series and/or item records of the same collection for additional information. Contact the Staten Island Historical Society Library to request a fin

Image of Ward Family Papers - John Ward letter to William

Ward Family Papers - John Ward letter to William

A letter from John Ward, addressed to "Dear William" (likely his brother, William Greene Ward), written from Camp Anderson, Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. The letter is four pages long, consisting of a single folded sheet with handwritten text on both sides. It describes the challenges and the responsibilities of military service, his salary, and the politics of the time. A printed illustration at the top of the first page is a political cartoon titled "Why don't you take it?," with two dogs representing Winfried Scott and Jefferson Davis. The text of the letter contains references to the Vienna engagement [Battle of Vienna, Virginia], Seward, Jefferson Davis, George Baldwin, B