John C. Ballintine family papers

John C. Ballintine family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John C. Ballintine family papers
Creator: Ballintine, Elliot C.
Creator: Ballintine, John C., 1842-1902
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet (1 half box, 3 flat boxes)
Collection Number: ms17
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John C. Ballintine was born in Rochester, New York in 1842 and lived in Scottsville, Monroe County, New York. He served in the 13th Regiment New York Volunteers during the Civil War and was captured and later paroled at Annapolis, Maryland. After the war (ca. 1877-1902) he lived in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi and died in 1902.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of John C. Ballintine from 1850-1864. It is primarily correspondence from siblings, friends, and relations during the Civil War mainly while he was being held as a prisoner of war in Annapolis, Maryland. The collection also contains an U.S. Infantry Tactics book (1862) and an enrollment list containing the name, age, occupation, and nationality of persons liable to military duty in the town of Chili, Monroe County, New York (1863). Also includes material belonging to Elliot C. Ballintine including artifacts relating to his Spanish American War service; a souvenir book of the 3rd Regiment U.S. Volunteer Engineers from Camp Fornanie, Macon, Georgia. (1898); a notebook containing maps, notations about terrain, water, etc.; and a photograph of Elliot.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John C. Ballantine family papers, ms17, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1850-1860 Access Online
12Letters, register, 1860-1861 Access Online
13Letters, 1862 Access Online
14Letters, 1863 Access Online
152 photos; Spanish-American war souvenir booklet; death announcement for John C. Ballintine; obituary for Eustace B. Pinckney; letters to the editor, and misc. correspondence, 20th century, undated Access Online
16Tactics book and notebook, 1862 Access Online
2Sargeant's Uniform, Spanish American War, navy blue
31Coat, Spanish American War, khaki
32Glass jar
33-42 tin cups
35Mess kit, Army issue
36Wooden chess set
4Wooden lap desk, 1860s

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