Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commander Ward” in chapter 74, page 238 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...d loss in the death of its gallant commander, James H. Ward, who died at his post, while covering the retreat of his men from the assault of an overpowering number of rebel enemies. In the death of Commander Ward the Navy has lost a brave officer, who has enriched it by military and scientific contributions, served it faithfully in varied spheres, and promised much for it in future....
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