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Ballou, Jerome Eli

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 13th VT INF, 3rd MI CAV
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, 3SGT, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 2/23/62; enl 10/9/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63; later served in 3rd MI CAV, Co. F

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VITALS

Birth: 04/08/1841, Montpelier, VT
Death: 01/24/1875

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 460
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54441063

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: 13th Vt. History off-site; Died in Cincinatti, Ohio

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Tombstone

Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Portrait

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

BIOGRAPHY

JEROME E. BALLOU was a native born Vermonter inheriting his full share of that kind of love of home and native land that actuated the Green Mountain Boys of old to fight for liberty and freedom. Hardly had the awful news of firing on Fort Sumter been read at the fire sides of the loyal homes in Vermont before this hero of 20 had volunteered Into Company F, Second Vermont Regiment, Under Captain Francis V. Randall. Though young was appointed by Captain Randall as a sergeant which was the best indication of his fitness for a soldier and officer. In thirty days from muster in was desperately fighting in the battle of First Bull Run. The campaign of the summer and fall was too strenuous for his constitution and he was taken sick, sent to a hospital and discharged for disability February 23rd, 1862. He returned home, recovered its health and again volunteered into Company C, of the 13th Vermont Regiment, commanded by F. V. Randall, who was his captain in Company F, 2nd Vermont. He was brave and fear- less and determined to fight for his country regardless of danger, of diseases and battle. He was initiated on the plains of Manassas July 21, 1861, and experienced the scenes attending that deplorable battle and yet when health restored as freely volunteered again to fight for the Union. He who has once passed through one great battle and freely volunteers again is entitled to be called a hero. And unless brave, useless as a soldier. He served his full term and was mustered out July 21, 1863, with a good record. After the war he went West and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 24, 1875; was brought home and buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Vt.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 492