The Road to Civil War

Elijah Ward

(16 September, 1816 --- 7 February, 1882) Ward was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sing Sing, N.Y., Ward studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Ward was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and after an unsuccessful reelection was elected to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Subsequently, after a second failed reelection, Ward was elected to the Forty-fourth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New York Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display], New York Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 .

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