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Confederate (CSV)


David Ballenger

(1830 - 1909)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private(?), Company D, 26th Alabama Infantry about December 1861. He was on sick leave in 1862 but returned to duty on 17 August and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Company in action on South Mountain on 14 September but was sick at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant in November 1862 and to Captain on 3 May 1863. He resigned his commission on 12 October 1863 and had later service in Hampton's (SC) Legion.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). His role on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




03/13/1909; Greenville, SC; burial in Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /alabama/infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_d.htm  [AotW citation 25513]