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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph DeKalb Ball

(1841 - 1894)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year student living on his parent's farm near Bridgeville in Pickens County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 20 April 1861 in Pickinsville, AL.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent home on furlough from 6 October to as late as 26 March 1863. He was 4th Corporal by April 1864 and served to at least November 1864, the latest record in his military file.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer at Franconia, AL.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 as J.D. Ball, online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ardelia "Delia" Stapp (1847-1912) and they had 10 children between 1867 and 1888.


09/09/1841; Pickens County, AL


06/22/1894; Pickens County, AL; burial in Garden Cemetery, Aliceville, AL


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27992]