the Confederate States of America, the name and deeds of Col. George T. Ward, will be inscribed, to inspire future generations with just admiration and esteem for the brilliant eloquence, refined intelligence, and unblemished integrity, which distinguished him as a Statesman-- for the bravery and skill that distinguished him as an officer upon the Battle Field, and for the graceful, generous, and inspiring social virtues-- which endeared him to all who knew him, in the State and National Councils, in social scenes and around the Family hearth,
May God bless and preserve you the
Children of a father so eminently distinguished.
With Sentiments and Respect
I have the honor to be most Cordially