1823 - 1864 (41 years)
||Ballard Adams |
||Thomas county, Georgia, USA
||Civil War |
- He left his estate in the capable hands of his wife, Nancy, and theirchildren and joined the Confederate forces. The date of Ballard'senlistment is not known. He served with Company E. of Whitfield'sLegion. The 27th Regiment Texas Cavalry (aka the 1st Texas Legion andaka Whitfield's Legion), was first organized as the 4th Battalion ofTexas Cavalry, November 12, 1861 with four Companies, A. through D. Itwas increased to a regiment of thirteen companies on April 2, 1862 andre-organized on May 8, 1862.
Nothing is known of Ballard's experiences in the war from the time ofhis enlistment until the time of his capture on July 23, 1864. Ballardwas captured at Howell's Ferry, Cobb County, Georgia, by forces underMaj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, Commanding Military Prison in Mississippi. Hewas sent from Georgia to a Military Prison in Louisville, Kentucky,arriving there on July 29, 1864. From Louisville he was transferred toCamp Chase, Ohio, arriving there on August 2, 1864, and died there onSeptember 19, 1864. Ballard was survived by his wife Nancy and sixsons.
The military Prison Record of Camp Chase, Ohio, Register Number 4,page 6, records this information. Ballard Adams, Pvt. Company E., 1stReg't, Texas Cavalry, died September 19, 1864, cause of death, TyphoidFever. Number of grave, 256, locality of grave, one-third mile southof Camp Chase.
||Jul 23, 1864
||Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, USA
||Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- The Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery is located at 2900 SullivantAvenue, Columbus, Ohio, far removed from scenes of battle, enclosedwithin its less than two acres the mortal remains of 2, 168Confederate soldiers. These men died while prisoners of war. Nearlyall of the men were held as captives at Camp Chase Military Prison, aportion of whose ground became Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery. Addedto their number are the remains of 31 Confederate soldiers who died atCamp Dennison near Cincinnati, Ohio. Their remains were removed toCamp Chase Cemetery shortly after the Civil War.
Pursuant to an Act of Congress approved March 9, 1906 authorizing themarking of graves of Confederate soldiers and sailors who died infederal prisons and military hospitals in the north, white marblegovernment headstones were erected at all graves in Camp chaseConfederate Cemetery. Though most of the graves in this cemetery wereunmarked prior to the passage of this act, location and identificationof grave sites was made from a plat of the cemetery drawn up in 1866under authority of the governor of Ohio and filed with the office ofthe Adjutant General of Ohio. The care and maintenance of the cemeteryis the responsibility of a contract caretaker under the immediatesupervision of the Commanding Officer, Chicago Administration Center,U. S. Army.
The little cemetery on Sullivant Avenue continues to receive homagefrom members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy each June onthe Sunday nearest the birthday of Jefferson Davis, June 3, astributes are paid and flowers placed at the graves of the men.
||Apr 6, 2006 |
||Thomas Adams, b. Abt 1772, Pitt county, North Carolina, USA , d. Nov 18, 1858, Thomasville, Thomas county, Georgia, USA (Age ~ 86 years) |
||Catherine Parramore, b. Jun 1785, South Carolina, USA , d. Jun 19, 1855, Thomas county, Georgia, USA (Age ~ 70 years) |