Major General
Artemas Ward
Artemas Ward
Basic Information
Born November 26, 1727
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Died October 28, 1800
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Buried at Mountain View Cemetery
Spouse Sarah Trowbridge
Alma Mater Harvard University (1748)
Military Information
Allegiance Union Jack (UK) Kingdom of Great Britain
20px United States
branch Massachusetts Bay militia
20px United States Army
Years of Service 1755-1758, 1775-1777
Rank 20px Major General

Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 – October 28, 1800)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
Second in Command, Continental Army June 15, 1775 March 20, 1777
Eastern Department Commanding General April 4, 1776 March 20, 1777

Political AssignmentsEdit

Name Position Begin Date End Date
Massachusetts State Court Justice 1776 1777
Massachusetts Governor's Council President 1777 1779
Massachusetts House of Representatives Representative 1779 1785
Continental Congress Delegate 1780 1781
Massachusetts House of Representatives Speaker 1785 1785
United States House of Representatives Massachusetts Representative 1791 1795


  • 1748 : Graduate, Harvard University

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-8 Major General June 17, 1775 47
Released from Duty (Health Issues) March 20, 1777 49


  • French and Indian War
    • Battle of Fort Ticonderoga (1758)
  • American Revolutionary War

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