Jeremiah Bass
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Jeremiah Moses Bass (1838 - 1891)

Jeremiah Moses Bass
Born in Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 12 Feb 1870 in Rapides, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 53 in Vernon, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Nov 2009
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Jeremiah Bass served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: April 30th, 1862
Mustered out: June 10th, 1865
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): Co. C, 27th Louisiana Infantry

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 [1]

Military Notes

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.


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 January 2020), memorial page for Jeremiah Moses Bass (16 Feb 1838–3 Sep 1891), Find A Grave: Memorial #27730310, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Hicks, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by SFC USA RET Duffie and Kathy (contributor 46950425) .
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 December 2020), Jeremiah Bass in household of James Bass, Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 December 2015), J Bass, Ward 6, Vernon, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 48, sheet 127D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0473; FHL microfilm 1,254,473.


Note NI081As per information on the "Widow's Application for Pension", filled out with information supplied by Emaline, Jeremiah enlisted in the Confederate Army in Alexandria on April 1862 as a Private. He was discharged in 1865, also in Alexandria and still a Private.
She also stated her husband died on September 5, 1891. This conflicts with the headstone at Lauel Hill Cemetery.
Headstone says Sept 3, 1891
Civil War Unit marker says Sept 13, 1891

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