b. 18/08/1837 Romney, West Virginia. d. 30/03/1924 Deer Lodge, Montana.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant Major in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company C, 116th Illinois Infantry for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Thomas J. Ward, United States Army, for gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company C, 116th Illinois Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Virginia.
BURIAL LOCATION: UPPER HILL CEMETERY, ANACONDA, MONTANA.
Section A, Masonic Row, Lot 20
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