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The Late Colonel Ward

--Col. George Taliafezzo Ward, of Florida, who fell in the fight at Williamsburg, on the 5th of May, was a son of Kentucky, but of Old Dominion stock. He went to Florida while a youth, and made his debut at the bar in 1868, in a speech for the defence in an exciting criminal case, which, for eloquence and legal ingenuity, was a complete success, and placed him at once at the head of his profession. He was for many years a leading politician of his adopted State; was a member of the Convention which passed the ordinance of secession, and was by that body chosen a member of the Provisional Congress, a position which he resigned to accept a military commission, and handed the first regiment of volunteers that left Florida for the theatre of war in Virginia. He won a high reputation for courage and gallantry of the Peninsula, and attained a favorable position among his companions in arms. He fell in the front of his column, in the heat of the conflict, and of William and Mary, the of Virginia statesmen and scholars.

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