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Ballou, Wallace Hosea


Age: 28, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, CPL, Co. I, 13th VT INF, pr SGTMAJ, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 05/04/1834, Swanton, VT
Death: 01/03/1897


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/17/1883, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 1890 - Living in Royalton, VT - 13th Vt. History off-site


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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


SERGEANT WALLACE H. BALLOU was a son of the famous preacher and editor, the Rev. Eli Ballou. Being small In stature and not being inured to hardship or accustomed to hard manual labor the duties of a soldier was to him a trying experience, but he cheerfully performed every duty and endured every hardship and by his manly and soldierly deportment he won the confidence of his superior officers so that when the Sergeant-Major of the regiment was killed at Gettysburg, he was promoted on the battlefield to the office of Sergeant-Major. But he returned to civil life with his health impaired and followed in a small way farming and was quite a poultry fancier, raising fancy poultry. He died quite a number of years ago in Bethel, Vt.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 675