|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1839|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1863|
Sergt. Henry C. Ball
Served with Co. F 15th Massachusetts Vol. Inf. During the Civil War of 1861-65
But Segt Ball's Civil War Came to an end on a Hot July Afternoon in a Small unknown Pennsylvania Town called GETTYSBURG, Were he was one of the many Massachusetts boys to die that day Defending the Union in that small PA. Town
How or were he died is unknown but his body was Buried near the Field Hospital and Later Moved to the National Cemetery Later that Year.
The Attached Photo is Courtesy of the Ball Fanily of Linwood PA, Who were kind enough to let me Copy the only Photo of their Great X 3 Grand Uncle Henry C. Ball For Find A Grave, The Photo was taken in early 1862 when he was just Promoted To the rank of Corporal and is dated March 5th 1862 and has Written on the back in old ink "To Mother how do you like my new Stripes...Love Henry" The Photographer was Charles Tabor New Bedford MA.
Henry was later Promoted to 3rd Sergt. in April of 1863
If your ever in Gettyburg and you have time to Visit the National Cemetery, Go Pay Sergt Henry Ball a Visit Because after Reading this your no longer strangers.
And say Thanks to a Man who gave His the last Full Measure of Devotion to the Union He loved more than life itself.
Rest in Peace Noble Warror DUTY DONE!
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Plot: Section D Grave No. 1 Mass.
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Mar 10, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5256757