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Confederate (CSV)


Augustus Milton Ballard

(1842 - 1916)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company E (later renamed B), 5th Alabama Infantry on 14 May 1861 in Talladega, AL.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Corporal by July 1863, when he was wounded by gunshots to his leg and arm and captured at Gettysburg, PA. He was paroled at the DeCamp General Hospital in New York Harbor in August and reported to the parole Camp, Camp Lee, near Richmond by 17 September 1863. He then went home - with or without a furlough.

Although he had not been discharged from the 5th Infantry, he was elected 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 62nd Alabama Infantry on 7 December 1863 at Coosa River Bridge, AL - and served in local defense of the bridge to May 1864. He was listed as absent without leave by June 1864 and as a deserter on 19 June 1864, and dropped from the roll of the 62nd Infantry on 12 September 1864.

He was officially retired from the 5th Infantry to the Invalid Corps at Selma, AL on 21 November 1864.

After the War

In 1870 he was a carpenter in Selma, AL. By 1880 he was a farmer at Fayetteville, Talladega County and in 1900 he was a general merchant in Talladega, AL. By 1910 he was City Meat Inspector there.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists, the Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans (1907), and the US Census of 1870-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Rebecca A Robertson (1844-1907) in November 1863 and they had 10 children between September 1864 and August 1887.


12/05/1842; Fayetteville, AL


1916; Talladega, AL; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega, AL


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Former Confederate Soldiers who Served in the 1st Through 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28096]