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Federal (USV)


James Ballard

(? - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

From Putnam County, he mustered as Corporal, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD from 26 September to 5 January 1863, then to Camp B until he was returned to his Company 18 February 1863. He was killed in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Enlistment from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His death from Brown.4


05/03/1863; Chancellorsville, VA


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 16250]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 613  [AotW citation 18354]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #498, 1.267  [AotW citation 18355]

4   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 567  [AotW citation 18361]