The record for Private James Ward, was by Samuel P. Bates in “History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers” as:
Furthermore, the Civil War Index Card for Ward, housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania gives the brief statement of:
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.
ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE
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