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James Overton Batton

Submitted by J.

In Company D of the 7th WV Cavalry, Batton enlisted March 18, 1864 at Charleston. He was born about 1846 in Giles, Kanawha County or Giles County, Virginia, the son of William Ballard. He was 5ft. 7in. tall with a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. Ballard was not killed in the line of duty, but lived on. He moved to Cabin Creek and later died in 1924.

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