Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Daniel S. Ward Family Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC080



Collection Summary

Creator: Ward, Daniel S., b. 1829
Title: Daniel S. Ward family papers
Dates: 1905, 1988
Abstract: The Daniel S. Ward Family Papers are comprised of a 1905 letter, a 1988 newspaper clipping and a creative work compiling a collection of Confederate records of Daniel Solomon Ward.
Identification: MC080
Quantity: 3 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about Private Daniel Solomon Ward, Confederate veteran, who was born on November 23, 1829. He settled around the area of San Jacinto in 1860, and in 1862 he volunteered to join the Confederate Army where he fought in Galveston with the Madison Regiment, Company A, under the command of Captain H. S. Bowles.

Daniel S. Ward married Sophia Ann; they had three children, two sons and a daughter.


Scope and Content Note

The Daniel S. Ward family papers are comprised of a 1905 letter, a 1988 newspaper clipping and a creative work compiling a collection of Confederate records of Daniel Solomon Ward. The 1905 letter was written by Adina de Zavala, president of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to S. D. Ward, daughter-in-law of D. S. Ward. The letter thanks Mrs. Ward for the buffalo head, which was found close to her grandfather’s home and the old battlefield, and offers her family’s condolences over the death of Mr. Ward.

The printed document is a June 1988 newspaper clipping from the Daily Citizen entitled "Marker dedication held at battleground." The clipping is in reference to the marker placed over the grave of Daniel S. Ward at the San Jacinto Battleground.

Also included is the undated creative work entitled "A Collection of Confederate Records of Daniel Soloman Ward." The bound work contains copies of muster rolls, historical biographical sketches, correspondence and a list of Ward’s descendants.


Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Index Terms

Names:
De Zavala, Adina, 1861-1955
Ward, Daniel S., b. 1829
Ward, Daniel S., b. 1829--Tomb
Subjects:
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry. Madison Regiment

Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Daniel S. Ward Family Papers, MC080, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Descendants of Daniel S. Ward, Nov. 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


Inventory

box folder
173.1 1 Correspondence 1905 May 2



box folder
173.1 2 Printed Material: Newspaper Clipping 1988 June 15



box folder
173.1 3 Creative Work undated: 20th century