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Eli Ball
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Birth: 1833
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1895
Marshalltown
Marshall County
Iowa, USA

Civil War Veteran
Co F 14th Iowa Infantry

From military records:
Ball, Eli.
Age 29.
Residence Hillsboro,Ia
Nativity Indiana.
Enlisted Oct. 2, 1861.
Mustered Nov. 2,1861.
Missing in action April 6, 1862, Battle of Shiloh, Tenn.
Mustered out Nov. 8, 1864, Davenport,Iowa.

Service of the 14th Iowa Infantry included Battles of Ft Henry, Ft Donelson Feb 15-16 1862 and Shiloh,TN Apr 6-7 1862. This unit held the center of "the Hornet's Nest". They withstood charge after charge for 10 hours until surrounded and out of ammunition. They surrendered when there was no other choice only to see many of their number killed with their hands in the air. Majority of regiment was captured. They were paroled Oct 12 1862 and exchanged Nov 19 1862. 
 
Inscription:

ELI BALL
CO F
14 REGT
IOWA INF
1833 1895

 
Burial:
Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery
Marshalltown
Marshall County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section C, Row 5, Grave 12
 
Created by: Rickie Bickle
Record added: Jun 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38844596
Eli Ball
Added by: Rickie Bickle
 
Eli Ball
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