Sunday, July 21, 2013

Daniel Ross Ballou, 12th, Rhode Island Infantry.

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Lieutenant  Daniel Ross Ballou.

Birth: Aug. 6, 1837.
Death: Mar. 7, 1923.

Parents: Arnold Ballou (1809 - 1873), Roxa Ross (1813 - 1849).

Marriage: Ellen Rebecca Owen, 31 Oct 1860.

Children: Leonora Luvan Ballou Rutherford (1863 - 1927). Frances Roxa Ballou Tower (1866 - 1935).

Burial: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

Civil War.

Ballou, Daniel R., 2d Lt. Co. C; Res., Burrillville, R. I.; Aug. 23, 1862, enrolled; Oct. 13, 1862, mustered in. Originally served as Priv. Co. K; Nov. 9, 1862, promoted Sgt. Maj. Mustered out as Sgt. Maj. and mustered in as 2d Lt. to date Nov. 20, 1862; Nov. 29, 1862, assigned to Co. G; Dec. 13, 1862, wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., sent to hospital and borne as absent sick until Feb., 1863, when he returned to Co.; Dec. 30, 1862, transferred to Co. C as 2d Lt.; April 25, 1863,

!2th., Regimental History, p. 276, 317..

A shell passed in front of Lieut. Daniel R. Ballou, of Company C, so near his face as to cause concussion. Blinded and dazed, he staggered back down into the city and across the river. He was sent to the hospital, where he was confined many weeks.  He was sent to Ascension Hospital in Washington. His wound; Partially blind also stunned by a shell, sent on to New York.

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