Frederick Ballen

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Frederick A. Ballen
Born (1843-08-11)August 11, 1843
Died April 27, 1916(1916-04-27) (aged 72)
Place of burial Carleton, Michigan
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit 47th Ohio Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Frederick A. Ballen (August 11, 1843 - April 27, 1916) was a German soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Archer served in the American Civil War in the 47th Ohio Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on November 6, 1908 for his actions at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.[1]

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