June 25, 1864 – This Day During The American Civil War – Nelson W. Ward Medal of Honor recipient

June 25, 1864 – Nelson W. Ward Medal of Honor recipient (November 20, 1837 – February 5, 1929) was a United States Army Medal of Honor recipient, honored for his actions while a private in the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Battle of Staunton River Bridge of the American Civil War.

Quartermaster Sergeant Ward’s official Medal of Honor citation reads:

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

Nelson W. Ward Medal of Honor recipient

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