Henry D. Ballard

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Collection Knapp Family
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Ninth plate tintype mounted on cdv stock with oval opening and decorative embossed border of Henry D. Ballard.
Year Range from 1865
Year range to 1870
Medium Tin/Photographic Emulsion/Cardstock
Notes small tintype mounted on cdv stock with oval opening and decorative embossed border
Small tintype on Carte de visite stock, bust view of a young gentleman, Henry D. Ballard. He is wearing a dark suit, gray vest, and bow tie, and has a goatee with no moustache.
He was born January 8, 1839 in Sparta, Morrow County, Ohio. He moved with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Appleton Ballard, to Lansing, Michigan in 1848. He was married to Elizabeth G. Knapp on December 29, 1864. 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. 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. 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 P2002.5.6
Object Name tintype
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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