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Columbia Cemetery Civil War Headstone Conservation
Richard D. Ball
Pvt. Richard D. Ball; Co. G, 1st W Virg Infantry; died 03Aug1905
The headstone was lower 2 inches, set on 10 x 12 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed.
[ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

Due to subsidence and having intially been set too shallow, the headstone was tilted ( pitched ) forward ~ 12 degrees.

Richard D. Ball enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 1st West Virginia Infantry [3 months' service] on 16May1861. After expiration of his 3 months' term of service, RDB re-enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 1st West Virginia Infantry [3 years' service] on 30Oct1861. On 10Dec1864, RDB and other soldiers of the 1st WVirg and 4th WVirg Infantry regminents were formed into the 2nd West Virginia Veteran Volunteers Regiment, also know as: Veterans Reserve Corps or Invalid Corps.

Richard D. Ball served for 41 months in the 1st WVirg Infantry and 5 months in the 2nd WVirg Veterans Reserve Corps; 16May1861 to 27Aug1861 and 30Oct1861 to 10Dec1864, 10Dec1864 to 23May1865, respectively.

Richard D. Ball was muster out on 23May1865, per the "Colorado Veterans' Grave Registration" database at the Colorado State Archive.

When Richard D. Ball was in service, the 1st West Virginia Infantry was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Cedar Mountain, VA, 09AUG1862
  • Second Bull Run, VA, 30August1862
  • New Market May, VA, 15May1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, 17-18June1864
  • Opequon [ Third Winchester ], VA, 19Sept1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, 22Sept1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, 19Oct1864

  • Colorado Veterans' Grave Registrations, 1862-1949, database.
  • First West Virginia Infantry
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

    Additionally information regarding Richard D. Ball can be found
  • in his Boulder Genealogical Society biography hosted on the City of Boulder [Colorado, USofA], Parks & Recreation, Columbia Cemetery website.
  • on his namesake page, Richard Ball, on Linda Cunningham Fluharty's First West Virginia Infantry website.
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