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Ballou, Horace Chester


Age: 21, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 11/12/1835, Montpelier, VT
Death: 02/02/1911

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 460
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54440712


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/5/1885
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Post-war 7th US Cavalry


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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Horace C. Ballou

News & Citizen: Morrisville, Vt: Feb 9, 1911
The funeral of H.C. Ballou, who died Thursday morning at 5:15 o'clock at the home of W. H. Towne in this village, where he resided many years, was held from his late home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. John E. Porter of the Universalist Church officiating. James H. Warner Post G.A.R., of which he was a member, attended in a body. The bearers were Chas. Bancroft of Montpelier, E. M. Davis of Hardwick,and William H. Towne and William Elphinstone of this place. Sunday the remains were taken to Montpelier, where they were interred in Green Mountain Cemetery. Rev J. Edward Wright of Montpelier read a short prayer and made a few words.
Horace Chester Ballou was one of six children of Rev. Eli and Adeline Ballou, and was born in Swanton Nov. 12, 1835. His father, who was a native of Evans Mills, N.Y., was a widely known Universalist preacher, having been a pastor of the Universalist Churches of Stowe, Swanton and Montpelier, and was editor of the Christian Repository, which was published in Montpelier for 40 years.
Mr. Ballou spent his early life in Montpelier up to the outbreak of the Civil War when he responded to the call of his country, enlisting in Company F., First Vermont Cavalry (sic), when that regiment was being raised, and served throughout the entire war. At the close of the war he returned to Montpelier and remained there until 1869, when he went west and in the following year he enlisted in the 7th United States Cavalry for a term of five years. During a considerable part of his term of enlistment the regiment was stationed along the border guarding the men who were surveying the Northwest boundry line between the United States and Canada. Mr. Ballou's term of servive expired only three weeks before every man in the regiment, together with the gallant commander, Gen. George A. Custer, found "glory in the grave" at the Little Big Horn".
On his discharge from the army in 1876, Mr. Ballou returned to Vermont and was united in marriage to Mary D. Smith of Montpelier, who died Jan. 8, 1886. He lived for sometime in Woodstock, and later in Bethel, coming to Morrisville 18 years ago. He is survived by one brother, Penn Ballou of Cadys Falls. Of a free hearted and generous disposition, he leaves a host of friends, both here and elsewhere, to mourn his loss.

Submitted By: Deanna French.