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John Frederick Ballier
Birth: Aug. 28, 1815
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Feb. 3, 1893
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served during the Civil War first as Colonel and commander of the 21st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, then as Colonel and commander of the 98th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in command of his regiment at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, as well as at Fort Stevens (near Washington) in July 1864. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on July 13, 1864 for "distinguished gallantry throughout the present campaign before Richmond, Va." After the war he served on the Military Commission that tried, convicted amd sentenced to death Confederate Army Captain Henry Wirz, the commander of the infamous prison at Andersonville, Georgia. He returned to Philadelphia where he owned and operated the Ballier House (a hotel), and was a local politician and militia officer. (bio by: Close Friend) 
 
Burial:
Mount Peace Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section I, Lot 430
 
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Originally Created by: Close Friend
Record added: May 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11055034
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