James D. Ballowe was born about 1842 in Buckingham County, Virginia, one of 4 children of Thomas L. and Sarah A. Ballowe.
Before the war he was a clerk in a store.
He enlisted as a Private on August 19, 1862 in the Amherst Light Artillery Regiment Virginia. He was detailed on June 12, 1864 at General Long's Headquarters (As courier). He was captured on April 3, 1865 at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia; confined on April 7, 1865 at Hart's Island, New York Harbor’ took the Oath Allegiance on June 14, 1865 at Hart's Island, New York Harbor and released. He died 6 days later on June 20, 1865.
BALLOWE, J D
DATE OF DEATH: 06/20/1865
BURIED AT: SECTION 16 SITE 62
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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