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Ward, Philip

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/25/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/3/62, dis/wds, 1/5/63

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VITALS

Birth: 12/12/1841, Williston, VT
Death: 10/10/1913

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 2nd row, center road, NE Section; F-206
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 23030941

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/30/1863
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

REBEL BULLET A CAUSE
Of Death of Philip Ward, Who Died in Burlington

Burlington, Oct. 13. - Philip Ward, whose death occurred Friday at the residence of R. A. Hard, 272 Pearl street, with whom and Mrs. Hard's mother he had boarded for many years past, was born in Williston December 12, 1842. He enlisted from Burlington as a private of Company H, 2d Vermont volunteer infantry, May 25, 1861. He took part in the battles of Bull Run, Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Goldings Farm and Savage Station, where he was seriously wounded and taken prisoner June 29, 1862; confined in Belle Isle and Libby prisons, Richmond, Va.; paroled August 3, 1862, and sent to the hospital at Point Lookout, Md., where he was exchanged and discharged January 5, 1863, for gunshot wound of his left lung. The bullet causing the wound, which was removed from the body at the autopsy, was without doubt the chief contributing cause of his death.

Mr. Ward was employed in the marble business for some years, until his health failed. He joined Post Hurlburt at St. Albans as a charter member in 1884 and joined Stannard Post of this city by transfer May 17, 1901. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, Rev. J. M. Cloaree officiating. Stannard post attended the exercises at the grave in St. Joseph's cemetery, the bearers being members of the post, viz., J. W. Boutwell, C. D. Williams, Andrew McGaffey, R. D. Irwin, H. H. Tilley and H. J. Vancor. Mr. Ward was also a member of the Garfield Circle, Ladies of the G. A. R, who attended the funeral services in a body. Mass was said for Mr. Ward at St., Joseph's church at 7 o'clock this morning.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 13, 1913.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Obituary

"At the request of the late Philip Ward, who was buried yesterday, the bullet which he received in the Peninsula Campaign and which had remained in his chest for over 50 years, causing him much suffering, was taken from his body after his death and given to the Stannard Post, G.A.R. of which he was a devoted member. Ex. Gov. U.A. Woodbury was a member of the same company with Mr. Ward and is the only survivor of Co. H, Second Vermont Volunteers, now living in this vicinity".

Source: Burlington Free Press, October 13, 1913.

Contributed by Ken St. Germain.