LOT OF IMAGES RELATED TO THE FAMILY OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO GENERAL ARTEMAS WARD INCLUDING A CDV OF A MASSACHUSETTS CIVIL WAR OFFICER

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This lot contains six images all mounted on album pages that meas. approx. 4.75 x 6.50 inches.

The first is an etching of General Artemas Ward who commanded the American Army at the beginning of the American Revolution. He commanded the Army around Boston during the battle of Bunker Hill until the arrival of George Washington. Etching shows Ward in civilian clothes with a facsimile of his signature at bottom. Etching has yellowed with age.

Next is Thomas Walter Ward, son of Artemas, who was born in 1758 in Shrewsbury, he fought in the American Revolution, including the Battle of Bennington. He married Elizabeth Denny in 1782 and fathered 10 children. In 1785 he moved into the old part of the Artemas Ward House while his father, Artemas Ward, occupied the new part. As a member of a cavalry regiment, he helped to suppress Shays Rebellion in 1787. Thomas served as Sheriff of Worcester County for 18 years and served as a township moderator (“mayor”) and treasurer, and as Justice of the Peace. He died in 1835 in Shrewsbury. Image is a waist-up engraving of Ward in a tri-corn hat with cockade and dark civilian suit with the hilt of a sword visible in his hand. Image has yellowed with age.

Next is an engraving of Andrew Henshaw Ward, son of Thomas W. Ward. He was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts on May 25, 1784. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in 1808. He married Sarah (“Sally”) Henshaw in 1809 and fathered 9 children. He became a lawyer in 1811 and practiced in Shrewsbury. He also served as town clerk. Later he moved to Boston in 1829 and became a customs official for nearly 25 years. Andrew Henshaw served as Justice of the Peace for three counties, for a total of 56 years. He was an active historian of Shrewsbury and genealogist of the Ward family. He published The Ward Family in 1851. Andrew Henshaw also helped to originate the "poor farm system". He died 1864 in Newton, MA. The engraving of Ward depicts him in 1837. Again, the years have yellowed the paper.

The next image is a CDV sized photo of Andrew H. Ward’s daughter, Sarah Ann Henshaw Ward who was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts on September 28, 1809. She eventually married Francis Sumner Carruth and died in Boston on January 10, 1865. The CDV sized image shows her is a contemplative pose resting an arm on a table. She wears a dark bodice with white lace collar and has a printed shawl draped over her shoulders.

The next image is a CDV sized photo of William Ward Carruth who was the son of Francis Sumner Carruth and Sarah Ann Henshaw Ward Carruth. He was born in Boston on April 8, 1840. He is listed as a 27 year old bookkeeper when he was commissioned a 1st lieutenant and Quartermaster in the Field and Staff of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry on April 17, 1861 to serve three months. After seeing service at Big Bethel, Virginia on June 10, 1861 he was mustered out at Long Island, Boston Harbor on July 22, 1861. Carruth was next commissioned as a 1st lieutenant on January 20, 1862 in the 6th Massachusetts Light Battery and was promoted to captain on September 2, 1862. He served with the battery at Baton Rouge, near Vicksburg, Bisland, Port Hudson and Vicksburg. On September 4, 1863 he was assistant adjutant general but resigned on December 22, 1863. He was commended for bravery at Baton Rouge and Port Hudson. After the war he was a member of the Loyal Legion. He died  in Plymouth, Massachusetts on April 28, 1906. Image is of Carruth in the uniform of a Union captain posed with his arms folded across his chest and holding his dark slouch hat.

The last image in the group is a cabinet card photo of Sarah Henshaw Carruth in right profile. The photo was taken in 1894. She was the sister of William Ward Carruth and was born in Boston on November 12, 1836 and died on March 7, 1919.

This is a nice group of images related to the family of one of America’s Revolutionary War heroes.  [ad][ph:L]

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