GEN. WARD, VETERAN OF TWO WARS, KILLED BY A TRAIN. ------------------ Fatal Accident at Monroe, Orange County--In Recent Years Was a Clerk of the Supreme Court. Gen. J.H. Hobart Ward, Clerk of Special Term, Part V., of the Supreme Court, was killed yesterday by a train on the Erie Railroad at Monroe, Orange County. For years he had been a familiar figure in the courts building, having been a clerk in the Superior Court from 1871 to 1896, when the courts were consolidated. He bore his eighty years well, and looked the veteran he was, his military bearing with his long white mustache attracting much attention. His residence in this city was at 230 East Fiftieth Street. Gen. Ward was a veteran of both the Mexican and the civil wars. He came of a family of soldiers, his grandfather having fought in the War of the Revolution, and his father in the Mexican war. Both were disabled by wounds which they received in the service. Gen. Ward was born in New York City on June 17, 1823. He was educat- ed in Trinity Collegiate School, and enlist- ed in the Seventh United States Infantry when he was eighteen years old. In four years he became Sergeant Major. In the Mexican war he participated in the siege of Fort Brown, received wounds at Monterey, and was at the capture of Vera Cruz. He was Assistant Commissary General of the State of New York from 1851 to 1855, and from then to 1859 was Commissary General. With the outbreak of the civil war he re- cruited the Thirty-eighth New York Volun- teers, was appointed Colonel, and led it at the battle of Bull Run and in all the bat- tles of the Peninsula campaign. He was promoted Brigadier General of Volunteers on October 4, 1862, and commanded a brigade of the Third Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilder- ness, and Spottsylvania. On the third day at Gettysburg, where he was wounded, as also at Kelly's Ford and Wapping Heights, he was in temporary command of the di- vision. He was again wounded at Spottsyl- vania. He was frequently favorably men- tioned and highly commended. At the end of the war he returned to New York, where he was engaged in civil employment. Gen. Ward was prominent in Masonic cir- cles, being a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Masonry. He had received a thirty-third degree, and was one of the Supreme Council of the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States of Amer- ica.