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Federal (USV)


John Ball

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery L

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private in Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery on 6 November 1861 at age 24.

On the Campaign

He died in Maryland on the Campaign of 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD. He died at Boonsboro, MD on 26 September 1862..

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with details from the State Roster2.


c. 1837


09/26/1862 Boonsboro, MD


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 121  [AotW citation 16243]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. X, pg. 432  [AotW citation 16244]