Henry Ward

Henry Ward was born in 1842 in North Annes (?), New Jersey.

In 1860 there was a 17-year-old fruit shop clerk named Henry Ward living with his New Jersey-born family, father Gilbert S. Ward (b. 1817), a fruit shop owner, and mother Eliza J. (b. 1820) and their other children in Newark’s Fourth Ward, Essex County, New Jersey. In any case, Henry left New Jersey and came to Michigan sometime before early 1863.

He stood 5’4” with hazel eyes, black eyes, and a dark complexion and was a 21-year-old bar-tender possibly living in Lenox, Macomb County when he became a substitute for William T. Kirkham, who had been drafted on February 17, 1863, for 9 months at Lenox. Henry subsequently enlisted in Unassigned on March 4, 1863, at Lenox for 3 years, and was sent to the Regiment on March 6, 1863.

There is no further record. No pension seems to be available.

In 1870 there was one Henry Ward living in Ray, Macomb County.