Robert Bruce Ballard

Robert Bruce Ballard

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 26 Jan 1925 (aged 77)
Colusa County, California, USA
Burial Colusa, Colusa County, California, USA
Plot Section J, Lot 20, Grave 8
Memorial ID 93961579 · View Source
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Private, Company F, 28th Virginia Infantry under the command of Colonel's Robert C. Allen, Robert T. Preston & William Watts; Lt Colonel's Samuel B. Paul & William L. Wingfield and Major's Michael P. Spessard and Nathaniel C. Wilson. He was born in Logan County, Virginia to Mary Edmundson Perry and Rhodes Dahoney Ballard. He was sent to subscription school, for up to the time of the state division, there were no free schools in that part of the state. He enlisted in the Confederate Army on April 26, 1861 at Good Crossing, Virginia and was mustered into his company that same day. He fought in the following battles; Middle Creek (January 10, 1862), Pound Gap (March 16, 1862), North Carolina (July 1, 1862), Suffolk Expedition (April 11 -May 4, 1863), Gettysburg Campaign (June - July 1863), Saylor's Creek (April 6, 1865) & Appomattox Campaign (March 29 - April 9, 1865). He was taken prisoner during the Gettysburg Campaign on July 4, 1863 and released back to the Union Army on August 30, 1863. The infantry surrendered on April 9, 1865 at the Appomattox Courthouse. He returned to Virginia and continued farming on his ranch and on March 15, 1877, he married Leatha Cook at Wyoming County, West Virginia. After many years in his native state farming, he disposed of his interests and in 1906, they came to California, settling in Colusa. On his ranch, he has 30 acres in prunes and he is also raising alfalfa, grain, hay and has a dairy of over 20cows. He and his wife have three children; Robert Hugh Ballard, Henry Rush Ballard & Blackburn, Wert Ballard, who was "Killed in Action" during WWI. Robert pas sed away at the age of 78 years and is buried in the Colusa Community Cemetery, Section J, Lot 20, Grav e 8.



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  • Created by: rhondajo
  • Added: 20 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 93961579
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Bruce Ballard (24 Mar 1847–26 Jan 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 93961579, citing Colusa Community Cemetery, Colusa, Colusa County, California, USA ; Maintained by rhondajo (contributor 47044794) .