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Federal (USV)

Private

George H. A. Ball

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old porter from Winchester, NH, he enlisted 9 December 1861 in Company H, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. He was reported missing, probably captured, in action near Glendale, VA on 30 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 4 November 1862 to enlist in the Regular Army. Giving his age as 21, he enlisted 5 November in Washington, DC in Battery L, 2nd US Artillery. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given, and transferred to Battery I, 5th US Artillery on 17 August 1865. He was discharged at the end of his term on 5 November 1865 at Norfolk, VA.

After the War

By 1875 he was a partner in the firm George H. A. Ball & Co. in Boston.

References & notes

Initial casualty information from Nelson1. Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 2 and the History.3 Additional Regular Army details from the Registers.4

Birth

c. 1843; Winchester, NH

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 121  [AotW citation 16241]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 464  [AotW citation 17889]

3   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pp. 146, 370  [AotW citation 17890]

4   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 141, pg. 94  [AotW citation 17891]