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NH 63043 Commander James H. Ward, USN

Photo #: NH 63043  Commander James H. Ward, USN
Description: (1806-1861) Photograph taken circa the late 1850s or early 1860s. Commander Ward, who lost his life on 27 June 1861 while commanding USS Thomas Freeborn in action at Mathias Point, Virginia, was the first U.S. Navy officer killed in action during the Civil War. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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