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 Sullivan Ballou

Sullivan Ballou

Birth
Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 28 Jul 1861 (aged 32)
Manassas, Manassas City, Virginia, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Group 205A, Lot 6
Memorial ID 1800 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sullivan Ballou (28 Mar 1829–28 Jul 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1800, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .