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Name:William Norvell Ward
Affiliation:Class of 1864MS
Biography & Genealogy:William Norvell Ward, Class of 1864MS: Genealogy: Born- March 3, 1839. Father- Rev. William Norvell Ward; Mother- Mary Blincoe. Pat. Grandfather- Seth Ward; Pat. Grandmother- Martha Norvell. Mat. Grandfather- Sampson Blincoe; Mat. Grandmother- Martha Jones. Not married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- May 25, 1861; Trained for five weeks in Military Science and Tactics before joining the Confederate Army. Military Record: Enlisted July 26, 1861 at Camp Clifton as Corporal for Co. D, 47th Va.; Elected 1st Lieut. April 30, 1862; Promoted to Captain May 1, 1864; Mortally wounded in action at Gaines's Mill. Died- Aug. 29, 1862 from wounds received at Gaines's Mill.
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