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Ward, Artemas

Ward, Artemas (ärˈtĭməs), 1727–1800, American general in the American Revolution, b. Shrewsbury, Mass. He was active in colonial politics and served in the French and Indian War. As head of the Massachusetts troops during the revolution, he was chief commander at the siege of Boston (1775) until the arrival of George Washington. After the withdrawal of the main army to New York he was commander at Boston until Mar., 1777. Later he served in the Continental Congress (1780–81) and the U.S. Congress (1791–95).


See biography by C. Martyn (1921, repr. 1970).

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Artemas Ward, a former speaker who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and Commander of the first Revolutionary War forces, held the same seat I hold, so it is truly an honor for me to be here today.
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