WARD, WILLIAM H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Adrian, Mich. Born: 9 December 1840, Adrian, Mich.

Date of issue:   2 January 1895.

Citation:   Voluntarily commanded the expedition which, under cover of darkness, attempted to run the enemy's batteries.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)