of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Quarter Gunner, U.S. Navy. Born: 1833, New York,
N.Y. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Serving as gunner on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort
Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Although
wounded and ordered below, Ward refused to go, but rendered aid at one of the guns when
the crew was disabled. He subsequently remained in the chains, heaving the lead, until
nearly caught in the collision with the ram Tennessee. He continued to serve bravely
throughout the action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the
damaging and destruction of Fort Morgan.
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