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 John Frederick Ballier

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John Frederick Ballier

  • Birth 28 Aug 1815 Aurich, Auricher Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
  • Death 3 Feb 1893 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section I, Lot 430
  • Memorial ID 11055034

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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11055034
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Frederick Ballier (28 Aug 1815–3 Feb 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11055034, citing Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .