When the war broke out the subject of our sketch enters the service, enlisting in 1861, in Company C, Tenth Wisconsin Infantry. Shortly after his arrival in the South he was taken sick and spent three months in the hospital. On account of disability he was discharged the following year. During his brief service he was instrumental in capturing a spy who was afterward executed.
Mr. Ballou owns a good farm on section 11, Levis Township, four miles from Neillsville, that he has cleared up from a wilderness. He has been a hard working man all his life. He is a stanch Republican and a most worthy citizen.
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