Ward, James\Co. I, 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves

The record for Private James Ward, was by Samuel P. Bates in “History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers” as:

Deserted, Dec. 4, ’62, from Brooks Station, Va.

Furthermore, the Civil War Index Card for Ward, housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania gives the brief statement of:

S. O.1 372 Dishonorably Discharged 7-15-65 Deserted 12-4-63 from Brooks Station, Va. Dishonorably Dis. 7-65 Per S. O. 372 W.D.A.G.O.2 Washington D. C. dated 7-15-65.

Special Orders revealed in the above referenced paragraph are further detailed in the regimental records housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

Special Orders No. 372.

Washington, July 15th, 1865.


9. The unexpired portion of the sentences of the General Courts Martial, in the cases of the following named enlisted men, are re-mitted. They will be released from confinement at Fort Delaware, Delaware, (where they are now supposed to be,) and dishonorably discharged the service of the United States, upon the receipt of this Order at the place where they may be serving:—

Private James Ward, Company “I,” 3d Pennsylvania Volunteer Res. Corps.

By order of the Secretary of War

E. D. Townsend
Assistant Adjutant General


  1. S.O. = Special Order
  2. W.D.A.G.O. = War Department, Adjutant General’s Office
  3. Civil War Muster Rolls And Related Records (Roll 3674) 32nd Regiment, Civil War Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1861-1866, 1861.