Bass, J. M., Pvt. Co. C. 27th La. Infty. En. April 30th, 1862, Rapides La. Present on Rolls to Dec., 1862. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War Captured and Paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4th, 1863. Appears on List of Men Who Have Reported for Exchange at Shreveport, La., April 1st, 1864. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled at Natchitoches, La., June 10th, 1865. Res., Rapides Par., La.
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Hicks, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA 
Jeremiah was 24 years old when he enlisted in the Confederate Army. He served as a Private, Company C, 27th Regiment, of the Louisiana Infantry. On June 12, 1862, he was paid bounty money in the amount of $50.00 by the army. Bounty in this amount was usually paid for getting someone else to join up or for re-enlisting for another period. As he had only been in the army for ten weeks when he was paid the bounty, it was probably given to him for getting a friend or relative to join. Jeremiah's pay was only $16.00 a month as private.
Jeremiah fought in the Battle of Vicksburg which surrendered to the Yankee Army on July 4, 1863 (Independence Day). This battle was so bloody that the city of Vicksburg did not observe Independence Day until 1945. After the surrender, Jeremiah Bass was turned over as a prisoner of war and paroled the same day. At this time, he signed a declaration not to take up arms against the United States again. He obviously broke that agreement, as he appeared on a list of prisoners reported for exchange at Shreveport, Louisiana, on April 1, 1864. Jeremiah Bass also served under General E.K. Smith, and was serving in New Orleans when the Confederacy surrendered to the Union. He was paroled at Natchitoches on June 10, 1865.
After the war, Jeremiah Bass returned to his family and began to farm.
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