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Ballard Adams[1]

Male 1823 - 1864  (41 years)


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  • Name Ballard Adams 
    Born 1823  Thomas county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Civil War 
    • He left his estate in the capable hands of his wife, Nancy, and their children and joined the Confederate forces. The date of Ballard's enlistment is not known. He served with Company E. of Whitfield's Legion. The 27th Regiment Texas Cavalry (aka the 1st Texas Legion andaka Whitfield's Legion), was first organized as the 4th Battalion of Texas Cavalry, November 12, 1861 with four Companies, A. through D. It was increased to a regiment of thirteen companies on April 2, 1862 and re-organized on May 8, 1862.
      Nothing is known of Ballard's experiences in the war from the time of his enlistment until the time of his capture on July 23, 1864. Ballard was captured at Howell's Ferry, Cobb County, Georgia, by forces under Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, Commanding Military Prison in Mississippi. He was sent from Georgia to a Military Prison in Louisville, Kentucky,arriving there on July 29, 1864. From Louisville he was transferred to Camp Chase, Ohio, arriving there on August 2, 1864, and died there on September 19, 1864. Ballard was survived by his wife Nancy and six sons.
      The military Prison Record of Camp Chase, Ohio, Register Number 4,page 6, records this information. Ballard Adams, Pvt. Company E., 1st Reg't, Texas Cavalry, died September 19, 1864, cause of death, Typhoid Fever. Number of grave, 256, locality of grave, one-third mile south of Camp Chase.
    Died Jul 23, 1864  Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery is located at 2900 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, far removed from scenes of battle, enclosed within its less than two acres the mortal remains of 2,168 Confederate soldiers. These men died while prisoners of war. Nearly all of the men were held as captives at Camp Chase Military Prison, a portion of whose ground became Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery. Added to their number are the remains of 31 Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati, Ohio. Their remains were removed to Camp Chase Cemetery shortly after the Civil War.
      Pursuant to an Act of Congress approved March 9, 1906 authorizing the marking of graves of Confederate soldiers and sailors who died in federal prisons and military hospitals in the north, white marble government headstones were erected at all graves in Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery. Though most of the graves in this cemetery were unmarked prior to the passage of this act, location and identification of grave sites was made from a plat of the cemetery drawn up in 1866 under authority of the governor of Ohio and filed with the office of the Adjutant General of Ohio. The care and maintenance of the cemetery is the responsibility of a contract caretaker under the immediate supervision of the Commanding Officer, Chicago Administration Center, U.S. Army.
      The little cemetery on Sullivant Avenue continues to receive homage from members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy each June on the Sunday nearest the birthday of Jefferson Davis, June 3, as tributes are paid and flowers placed at the graves of the men.
    Person ID I54122  mykindred
    Last Modified Apr 06, 2006 

    Father Thomas Adams,   b. circa 1772, Pitt county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 18, 1858, Thomasville, Thomas county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Catherine Parramore,   b. Jun 1785, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 19, 1855, Thomas county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Bef 1808 
    Family ID F19085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S952] Gedcom - Buckmaster, Laura.