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b. 11/08/1843 Germany. d. 27/04/1916 Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Ballen served in the American Civil War in the 47th Ohio Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on November 6, 1908 for his actions at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CARLETON CEMETERY, CARLETON, MICHIGAN.

 

 

 

 

Frederick A Ballen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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