|Birth||June 15, 1846|
|Death||Feb. 2, 1939|
|Unit||148th Illinois Infantry, Company A|
Private Jacob G Ball
Company A, 148th Illinois Infantry
Ball was born in Ohio on June 15, 1846. He was residing in Berlin (Bureau County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 9, 1865. Ball served about 7 months. He was mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
The 148th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler, Illinois on February 21, 1865. The unit was sent to Tennessee and performed guard duty on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. The outfit was mustered out on September 5, 1865.
Ball died on February 2, 1939 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Kearney Cemetery in Kearney (Buffalo County), Nebraska. Ball was a member of the Strickland Post (#12) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Sidney, Nebraska.
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