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Sullivan Ballou
Birth: Mar. 28, 1829
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1861
Manassas City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He served as Major of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry. On July 14, 1861, Ballou wrote an eloquent letter to his wife predicting his death. He was wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, and died from his injuries a week later. His sentiments in the letter became famous, and were quoted in Ken Burns' "Civil War" documentary. 
Family links: 
  Hiram Ballou (1802 - 1833)
  Emeline Frances Bowen Ballou (1806 - 1876)
  Sarah Hart Shumway Ballou (1835 - 1917)*
  Edgar Fowler Ballou (1856 - 1924)*
  William Bowen Ballou (1859 - 1948)*
  Hannah Frances Ballou Bogle (1826 - 1876)*
  Hannah Frances Ballou Bogle (1827 - 1876)**
  Sullivan Ballou (1829 - 1861)
  Jeanette Ballou (1830 - 1833)**
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Casualty of war
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group 205A, Lot 6
GPS (lat/lon): 41.85405, -71.38027
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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A very articulate courageous individual who stood by his convictions so that future generations can live with knowledge of right and wrong. It is very comforting to know that now, all those he knew and loved, are together with him for eternity. A job well...(Read more)
- Dr. Warren Abbott
 Added: Dec. 20, 2016

- Dr. Warren Abbott
 Added: Dec. 20, 2016
Sir, it is sad we don't have many hero's like you leading our country today! RIP Mr. Sullivan Ballou, a Civil War Union Army Hero!
- Larry Muse
 Added: Dec. 13, 2016
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