George W. Ball, Civil War Soldier


George W. Ball
Born in Townshend, Mass._Son of Wm. Ball_By occupation a Machinist_Unmarried_At the age of 18 years and 10 months on Aug. 25, 1862, enlisted for 9 months in the 46th Reg. Mass. Infantry Vol’s, Co. “D”_Mustered 25th Sept’r, 1862.
Participated with Reg. on the Goldsboro Expedition. 3 Jan. 1863, was taken sick with the typhoid fever and was placed in Foster General Hospital at Newbern on the 14th. 25th April was transferred to the Portsmouth General Hospital, in which receiving, as he says, a care “seemed only to him”, he remained till 21st May when he rejoined his Reg. thence till date of discharge was with his Reg.
Arrived at Chicopee 11 July, 1863. Mustered out of service 29th July, at Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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