Henry D. Ballard

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Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Knapp Family
Description Albumen print mounted on cdv stock with double gold border, traces of a revenue stamp (glue) on the back.
MARKS: "Mr. H. D. Ballard/Oshkosh/1842-1918"
Year Range from 1864
Event Civil War
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1866
Neg # 23459
Notes Carte de visite thumb print view of a young gentleman, Henry D. Ballard. He is wearing a dark suit, vest, and polka dot bow tie, and has a beard with no moustache. Possibly taken while on leave to marry Elizabeth Knapp.
Henry D. Ballard was born January 8, 1839 (not 1842 as written on the back) in Sparta, Morrow County, Ohio. He moved with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Appleton Ballard, to Lansing, Michigan in 1848. On October 15, 1861 he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Regiment Berdan's U.S. Sharpshooters, at Lansing, MI. He gave his residence as Ingham County, MI. He was wounded in action on May 4, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA. After recouperating from his wound he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps (Invalid Corps) on February 15, 1864 and discharged on October 31, 1864. His copy of U.S. Infantry Tactics is in the Archives' Rare Book Collection, Acc. # 1887, and possibly his rifle is in the collection. He received a pension for the wound recieved to the shoulder. He was married to Elizabeth G. Knapp in Oshkosh on December 29, 1864. The Ballard's had two daughters: Ruby E. Balllard Alexander and Lora E. Ballard Germanson (a foster daughter). He owned a small farm in Algoma and was a market gardner. He died August 27, 1917. She died on October 22, 1917.
Object ID P2002.5.4
Object Name carte de visite
People Ballard, Henry D.
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2 1/2" x 4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Civil War
Title Henry D. Ballard
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