Michael Ball (c. 1879)

1 January 2024

Private Michael Ball of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry may have been as young as 16 years old on the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and was probably wounded twice there, on South Mountain on 14 September and at Antietam three days later. By the end of 1862 he was back home with his parents, and afterward had a long career farming in St. Croix County, WI.

This excellent post-war likeness was sent by great-great grandson Ryan R Ball.

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