|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1838|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1862|
Asa G. Ballard, a Quaker, was the son of David and Eliza (Pinson) Ballard. Enlisting on August 13, 1862, he was a Civil War soldier in Co. E, 12th Indiana Infantry. He was killed at the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky just 17 days after enlistment.
The Mooresville Library indicates that Asa G. Ballard was the son of Joseph Ballard born on September 13, 1823 and that he enlisted at age 38. However, records on Ancestry.com contradict this information. He is just 11 in the 1850 census and 21 in the 1860 census. It also shows him as the son of David Ballard. His mother was already deceased in 1850. Ancestry.com also shows his enlistment and death at the Battle of Richmond which matches this information from the library. The library shows his mother died in 1836 making his birth in 1838 impossible, but with his parents being listed incorrectly, her date of death could be wrong as well. Besides, there was a daughter, Eliza, born about 1844.
Joseph and Elizabeth Ballard were David's parents making them Asa's grandparents.
Fairfield Friends Cemetery
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: May 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19511277
Added: Sep. 19, 2008
Pvt. Ballard, Thank you for your service and sacrifice in the Civil War.|
Added: Feb. 21, 2008