Posted By:Suzanne Kirklin
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Subject:Spious Ward of Bedford Co, TN died in Civil War
Post Date:April 08, 2011 at 08:09:56
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Spious Ward b. 28 Jun 1843 Bedford Co, TN, son of Burrell Jr. Ward and Lavonia Catherine Cooper.

Family records indicate he died at Gettysburg PA 26 Jul 1863. His unit did not fight at Gettysburg. However his service record shows that he was captured in Tullahoma, TN, sent to Camp Chase, OH, then to Ft. Delaware, and died at the US Army Hospital at Chester, PA and was buried at the Chester Cemetery. (It was probably assumed by family that if he died in the Civil War in Pennsylvania, it must have been at Gettysburg.)
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Compiled Confederate US Service Records [footnote.com]
Spirous/Shirous/Cyrus Ward
Pvt, Co. I, 4th Reg't. TN Cavalry (McLemore's) CSA
Enlisted 15 Nov 1862, Nolansville, TN
Remarks: Left on the retreat from Tullahoma, July 1
Captured 28 Jun 1863, Tullahoma, TN
Received at Military Prison, Louisville, KY, 7 Jul 1863 from Nashville, TN
Forwarded to Camp Chase, OH 7 Jul 1863
Received at Camp Chase, OH 8 Jul 1863
Transferred to Ft. Delaware 14 Jul 1863
Received at Ft. Delaware 14 Jul 1863
Sent to US Hospital at Chester, PA 25 Jul 1863
Died 26 July 1863 of chronic diarrhea
Grave #55 Chester Cemetery
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http://www.oldchesterpa.com/crc/crcindex.htm
Chester Rural Cemetery, Delaware Co, PA                     
Ward, Spius
Permit#:6310       Section: RM       Lot: Row 25        Grave:___