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Richard D. Ball
Private Richard D. Ball,
Company G, 1st West Virginia Infantry.
Died 03 Aug 1905; ~ 65 years of age.

Richard D. Ball enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 1st West Virginia Infantry [3 months' service] on 16 May 1861. After expiration of his 3 months' term of service, He re-enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 1st West Virginia Infantry [3 years' service] on 30 Oct 1861.

On 10 Dec 1864, Richard D. Ball and other soldiers of the 1st West Virginia and 4th West Virginia Infantry regminents were formed into the 2nd West Virginia Veteran Volunteers Regiment, also know as: Veterans Reserve Corps or Invalid Corps.

Richard D. Ball served for 41 months in the 1st WVirg Infantry and 5 months in the 2nd WVirg Veterans Reserve Corps; 16 May 1861 to 27 Aug 1861 and 30 Oct 1861 to 10 Dec 1864, 10 Dec 1864 to 23 May 1865, respectively.

When Richard D. Ball was in service, the 1st West Virginia Infantry was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Cedar Mountain, Virginia, 09 AUG 1862
  • Second Bull Run, Virginia,, 30 August 1862
  • New Market May, Virginia, 15 May 1864
  • Lynchburg, Virginia, 17 - 18 June 1864
  • Opequon [ Third Winchester ], Virginia, 19 Sept 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, Virginia, 22 Sept 1864
  • Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 Oct 1864

    Richard D. Ball was muster out on 23 May 1865, per the 'Colorado Veterans' Grave Registration' database at the Colorado State Archive.

    Other information regarding Richard D. Ball gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born in 1840 in England
  • married Jennie Hutchins, born in England
  • resident of Boulder in / before 1880 census
  • miner in Jamestown District
  • member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyon Post No.5
  • died on 03 Aug 1905 in Boulder, Colorado

  • Boulder Genealogical Society's Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Colorado Veterans' Grave Registrations, 1862-1949, database.
  • First West Virginia Infantry
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

    Additionally information regarding Richard D. Ball can be found on his namesake page, Richard Ball, on Linda Cunningham Fluharty's First West Virginia Infantry website.

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    Richard D. Ball

    The headstone was lower 2 inches, set on 10 x 12 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed on 30 May 2002. [ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

    Due to subsidence and having intially been set too shallow, the headstone was tilted [pitched] forward ~ 12 degrees.
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