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Ward, William Thomas 1808-1878 Military officer; born in Amelia county, Va., Aug. 9, 1808; educated in St. Mary's College, near Lebanon, Ky.; studied law and practised in Greensburg; served in the Mexican War as major of a regiment of Kentucky volunteers; was a member of the State legislature; Representative in Congress in 1851-53; served through the Civil War as brigadier-general of Kentucky volunteers, and commanded all troops south of Louisville. He was in General Sherman's campaigns, and took part in the battles preceding the fall of Atlanta and in the march to the sea. He was brevetted major-general in 1865; mustered out of the service on Aug. 24, 1865; and resumed law practice. He died in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 12, 1878.