Lieut John Newton Ballard

Lieut John Newton Ballard

Birth
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Oct 1922 (aged 83)
Legato, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7841972 · View Source
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Confederate Veterans Buried in Cemetery
City of Fairfax Confederate Cemetery

Ballard, John Newton: 1st Lt., Conscript Officer, 56th Va. Inf.; Sect. I, Lot 3.

4/30/2010 Scott Hutchison added :
Widow's pension only lists Co.A,43rd Va.Cav.Battn.(Mosby's)

Added by Bev:

Mr. Ballard was born January 1, 1839 in Albemarle County, Va. He "jined up" with the"Col" Mosby mid month of May, 1863. Unfortunately for Mr; Ballard, John was shot in the leg on the morning of June 22nd, 1863, on the eastern slope of the Bull Run Mountains, near Dr. Ewell's farm. Young Ballard's leg was crushed by the ball, and the rough riding back to the mountains made the fracture worse. (His horse had an eye shot out which became unmanageable). He was taken to the home of Robert Whiteacre, near the top of the mountain, where John's leg was amputated. He was kindly nursed back to health until he could be taken to "Bennevue, "; the home of Mr. William Ayre. The following winter he was again in the saddle and with his command, but had his artificial leg crushed in a charge with Capt. A. E. Richards, on a Federal camp near Halltown. He afterwards came in possession of the leg of U.S. Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, with which he was fitted with, and able to continue in active service until the end of the war. (Col. Dahlgren, the son of Admiral Dahlgren, USN, was killed March 3, 1864, in his raid on Richmond, leading a Cavalry detachment under General Judson Kilpatrick).After the war, John was the Commissioner of Revenue, residing at Pender P.O., Fairfax County, Virginia. In September, 1874, he married "Miss Lillie" Thrift. He had four children, 2 which died before he passed this earth. (ironically, his son gave his life fighting as a member of the Union Cavalry, which his father fought 20 years earlier to destroy. IRONIC, isn't it. Guess this is the 1st time this is brought to the Civil War buffs of the world. His soul left this earth on October 13th, 1922, near Legato, Fairfax County
- Bev
Added: May. 8, 2007

Children:
Ella M Ballard
John P Ballard




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  • Created by: Anne Rupert
  • Added: 6 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7841972
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut John Newton Ballard (1 Jan 1839–13 Oct 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7841972, citing Fairfax City Cemetery, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .