(? - 1864)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He enlisted in April and mustered in New Orleans as Private in Company B, First Texas Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was sick with pneumonia in a hospital in Virginia in the Spring or Summer of 1862.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He returned to his Company by May 1863. He was again ill or possibly wounded when he was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 4 July 1863. He was treated at a hospital in Baltimore, then sent to Point Lookout, MD in August. He died there while still a prisoner on 5 August 1864.
References & notes
Service information from Davis,1 who has him as Booker L. Balling, and Simpson.2 Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. His name is also seen as B.L. Boling in the Compiled Service Records, National Archives. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
08/05/1864 Point Lookout, MD; burial in Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery, Scotland, MD
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1432]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 21 [AotW citation 20859]