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Lyman Munson Ward (October 6, 1836 – January 19, 1909) was a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was nominated and confirmed for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general in 1866.


Ward was born Lyman Munson Ward on October 6, 1836 in Cattaraugus County, New York. He later moved with his family to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Ward died on January 19, 1909 in Benton Harbor, Michigan and was buried at Crystal Springs Cemetery.


Ward originally enlisted in the Union Army as a first sergeant in the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Months). He later re-enlisted and on January 30, 1862 was assigned to the 14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment as a captain. After the regiment was attached to the Army of the Tennessee, Ward took part in the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth and the Battle of Iuka. He was promoted to Colonel and given command of the regiment on March 13, 1863 during the Vicksburg Campaign.

Following the Union's victory in the Vicksburg Campaign, Ward and his regiment took part in the Red River Campaign. They then saw action in the Battle of Tupelo and later the Battle of Nashville and the Battle of Spanish Fort. Ward was mustered out of the volunteers on October 9, 1865. On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Ward for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from March 13, 1865, and the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on March 12, 1866.

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