Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commander Ward” in chapter 5, page 96 of James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy.:
... and men under his command, regretfully announced that he had five casualties on board his little vessel. On the 27th of June, the navy lost its first officer and it was no other than the gallant Commander Ward , of the Freeborn, who was shot and mortally wounded while in the act of sighting the bow gun. A party had been landed in order to clear the ground at Mathias Point, and this had been surprised...
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