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army officer

Charles Clarendon Ballou, American army officer. Awarded silver star citation by President Coolidge, March 10, 1927, “for gallantry in action”; decorated Croix de Guerre with Palm and Officer Legion of Honor (French). Served as major 7th Illinois Infantry Volumes, July 8-Oct.20, 1898.

Background

Ballou, Charles Clarendon was born on June 13, 1862 in Orange Tp., New York, United States. Son of William Hosea and Julia A. (Hendrick) Ballou.

Education

United States Military Academy, graduate, 1886. Infantry and Cavalry School, 1897-1898. Field Officers’ School, 1916.

War College, 1916-1917. Commissioned Second lieutenant 16th Infantry, July 1, 1886. Promoted through grades to colonel, July 19, 1916.

Brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917. Major general N.A., November 28, 1917. Retired June 13, 1926.

Career

General N.A., Aug; major general N.A., November 28, 1917.

Membership

Served as major 7th Illinois Infantry Volumes, July 8-Oct.20, 1898.

Connections

father:
William Hosea Ballou

mother:
Julia A. (Hendrick) Ballou