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Moulton, Hosea Ballou


Age: 19, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, cred. Nelson, NH, m/i Pvt, Co. B, 2nd NH INF, m/o 12/10/63, Point Lookout, MD,

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Birth: 06/28/1843, Concord, VT
Death: 09/15/1939

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 13/06681
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 49261498


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: None


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Hosea B. Moulton

Moulton, Hosea Ballou, Washington, D. C. Lawyer. Born Concord, June 28, 1843; son of Capt. David and Harriet (Hale) Moulton. His father served in the war of 1812; his grandfather, Noah Moulton, Jr., served three enlistments in the War of the Revolution, and was with Col. Prescott at Bunker Hill; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Hale, Jr., was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army. In 1864 married Annie Reese of Washington, D. C., who died in 1890; in 1892 married Elma Saunders, of Laurel, Md. He has six children, Clarence E. Irvin Ballou, Milfred L., Raymond Wilson, Frank A., and Elma Saunders Moulton.

When a small child his parents moved near Fairfax Court House, Va.; in December 1858 he went to Nelson, Cheshire County, N. H., and was employed in the post office and store, meanwhile attending the local academy, until Aug. 15, 1862, when at the age of 17 he enlisted in Co. B, 2nd Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and was engaged with this regiment in operations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the Gettysburg campaign in Pennsylvania; he participated in the second battle of Bull Run; many skirmishes along the Orange and Alexandria Railroad; twice wounded in the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., remaining in the line until the action was over; was with his regiment at Gettysburg, which charged through and held the peach orchard, losing about three-fifths of the regiment's entire command; later receiving the shock of Pickett's charge. Was mustered out of service at Point Lookout, Md., Dec. 10, 1863, by request of his widowed mother, then in decline of life.

He located in Washington, D. C., again entering the U. S. service at the arsenal, remaining there until the close of the war; was foreman of the laboratory, and when not 20 years of age had charge of 500 employees engaged in making ammunition for the army. In June, 1864, he was in the room when an explosion occurred and in which 23 young women were burned to death, the only one to escape being rescued by him; he was terribly burned and confined to the hospital for months. Thereafter he was employed in the treasury department, and while there took up his study at Columbia College; later studied law and graduated from the National University 1872, with degree of LL. B.,; thereafter the degree of LL. M. from Grant Memorial University, Knoxville, Tenn., and a year later, LL. D. from the same university were conferred upon him. After graduation he resigned from the treasury department, and in 1874 he was appointed one of the judges in the District of Columbia, serving nearly five years, when he resigned and resumed the practice of law, in which he has been eminently successful, attaining a high standing in his profession. A Republican; at one time a Prohibitionist, serving on national committee; was a candidate for Congress from the 6th Maryland district; also candidate for attorney-general of Maryland. He is a member of Burnside Post No. 8, GAR; a 33rd degree Mason; a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 40 years. Office, Washington Loan and Trust Building, Washington, D. C.,; residence, No. 1524 9th St. NW, Washington, DC.

Source: Prentiss C. Dodge, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, Ullery Publishing Company, Burlington, VT., 1912, pp. 271-272.

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