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Confederate (CSV)


Howard Ballenger

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He appointed Captain of Company M, First Texas Infantry when they organized in Trinity County, and mustered for Confederate service on 5 May 1862 at Sumpter, TX.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged, found to be disabled, and furloughed home to Texas, dates not given. He resigned his commission in April 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 He's also seen as Howard Ballinger.


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1586]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977  [AotW citation 26871]