Daniel S. Ward Family Papers
Manuscript Collection: MC080
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.
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.
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[Identification of Item], Daniel S. Ward Family Papers, MC080, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Descendants of Daniel S. Ward, Nov. 1998.
Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.