Ward, Charles A. B.
Age: 20, credited to Lyndon, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/10/61, m/i 2/12/62, CPL, Co. C, 7th VT INF, d/dis 7/19/62
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Birth: abt 1841, Hardwick, VT
Burial: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, LA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 117633764
Cenotaph: Maple Street Cemetery, Hardwick, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 94630600
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Chalmette National Cemetery, LA
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Cenotaph in Maple Street Cemetery, Hardwick, VT
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Charles A. B. Ward
THE CALEDONIAN: JUNE 6, 1862
LETTER FRON GEN. BUTLERS DIVISiON
HEADQUARTERS 7th VT. REGT.
CARROLTON, LA. MAY 18, 1862
To The Editor Of The Caledonian:
Thinking that many of your readers would be interested to learn of our whereabouts,&c., I take the liberty to pen you a few lines. Doubtless you are aware that for five weeks past our regiment has been quartered at Ship Island, with the exception of a detachment of three-hundred men under the command of Major Holbrook of the 7th, which left upon the 3d of May to garrison Fort Pike, a very imporment position, recently evacuated by the enemy, situated at the entrance of Lake Ponchartrain. The remainder of the regiment, accompanied by the 1st Vt. Battery, left our encampment on Ship Island on the 14th inst., and arrived at our present encampment on the second day. The camp is situated at a distance of seven miles from New Orleans., and about a mile from the village of Carrolton, on the Mississippi River. It is a strong earthwork, erected by the rebels, commencing at the river and extending a distance of a mile to a dense, impenetrable swamp. The fortification is said by skilled engineers to be one of the strongest works of the kind, yet taken by us, and well calculated to defend any approach from that direction, providing a landing could be effected. The work was left in such haste that the enemy were unable to do anything more than burn the gun carriages, and spike a portion of the guns.
Once more we enjoy the pleasure of solid earth under our feet, and the beautiful landscape and groves of orange trees. The situation chosen by Surgeon Kelly for the hospital is worth a passing notice. It is situated in a beautiful grove, in itself almost a paradise, it being the estate of a man that is serving in the confederate army. The house itself was deserted, but the furniture &c. remaining, it has been made comfortable. Indeed the change from the hot, burning Island of Ship Island to that we at present occupy was far beyond our utmost expectations. Everything around us is quiet. " All are Loyal,” at least to all appearance. It is reported unusually sickly in New Orleans at present.
News otherwise than from our own regiment would doubtless not reach you as soon as you will otherwise get the same.
Very respectfully yours,
THE CALEDONIAN: SEPTEMBER 5, 1862
At Camp Parapet, Carrolton, La. July 19, of typhoid fever and climate fever, Charles A. B. Ward, aged 20 years, youngest son of Johathan Ward of East Hardwick; ward-master in hospital of 7th Vermont Infantry, Vols.
Courtesy of Deanna French.