Ward, James Otis
Age: 35, credited to Brownington, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/23/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, d/dis 9/27/63, Yorktown, VA (chronic diarhoea)
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Birth: abt 1827, Colchester, VT
Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Died in Yorktown, VA
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FROM THE NINTH REGIMENT
From a private letter from Capt. Amasa Bartlett, to a friend in Newport, dated Yorktown, Va., Sept 30. says --
It is very sickly here. Co. E. Has but seven men reported for duty this morning, and other companies are in about the same condition. Everybody is shaking or down with the fever.
Otis Ward of Brownington and Sidney Stow of Potton, both died Sunday, and were buried Monday. Stow had the typhoid fever, and Ward chronic diarrhoea, but was not considered at all dangerous. He had been unable to do duty since we left Suffolk, but was about. He had been traveling around, as usual, that day, and I had just written furlough for him. He was reading a letter to White when he died instantly.
Stow's wife came here about a week ago before he died.
Sylvester Joslyn of Newport is quite sick, also Geo. Rush of Holland, and several others, but I hope all will get well. Both lieutenants are excused, and I ought to be, but have not time.
Source: Orleans Independent Standard, Oct. 9, 1863
Courtesy of Deanna French