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Ward, Edwin R.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 18, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 9/15/62, PVT, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, pr SGT 9/1/64, 1SGT 2/8/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/18/64, comn 2LT, 6/7/65 (6/17/65), m/o 6/19/65 as 1SGT

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VITALS
Birth: 10/25/1845, Colchester, VT
Death: 05/08/1906

Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, IA
Marker/Plot: Block 17, Lot 125
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Katie Lou
Findagrave Memorial #: 27272846
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: MHI off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, IA

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Obituary

St. Albans Daily Messenger
May 24, 1906

E.R. Ward

E.R. Ward, a native of Chittenden county, died May 14 at his home in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mr. Ward was born in Chittenden county, October 25, 1845. At the outbreak of the Civil War at the age of 16 years, he enlisted in Co. G, 2nd Regt.,Vt. Vols., and remained in it until the close of the war, making a most excellent record as a soldier. By reason of his brave and heroic conduct he was commissioned near the end of the war as second lieutenant. His fidelity to hos own ideals of duty kept him with his company on the firing line even when ordered back.

When he left the army he went into business at Underhill Center. There he married Miss Lucia R. Wells in 1866.

In 1869 Mr. and Mrs. Ward went to Iowa, settling at Prairie City, where Mr. Ward soon became one of the staunchest men of the town. He was elected mayor and several terms as magistrate. He moved to Ottumwa in 1884 to afford more room for his commercial enterprises. There he finally broke down in health and then went to Des Moines to live quietly with his wife, near his brother, R.C. Ward. Mr. Ward was a Mason and a member of the Crocker Post, G.A.R. Besides his wife and brother, Mr. Ward is survived by two sisters, residing in Vermont.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.