Re: Robert Ballance, possible info on father of Henry Marshall Ballance..
From: Currituck County Conderate Soldiers, 8th Reg.
Robert Ballance, Private:
Born in Currituck County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Currituck County at age 20 on August 1, 1861 for the war. Captured at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862 and paroled at Elizabeth City on February 21, 1862. Declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia on November 10, 1862. Present or accounted for until captured at Cold Harbor, Virginia on May 31, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until transferred to Elmira, New York on July 8, 1864. Paroled at Elmira and transferred to Venus Point, Savannah River, Georgia where he was received November 15, 1864 for exchange. [Addenda: Wounded at Plymouth April 18-20, 1864.]
11 years later would have had son, Henry.