John C. Ballintine family papers

John C. Ballintine family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Ballintine, Elliot C.
Creator: Ballintine, John C., 1842-1902
Title: John C. Ballintine family papers
Dates: 1850-1864
Quantity: 3.2 Linear feet (1 half box, 3 flat boxes)
Coll. Number: ms17

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

Annapolis (Md.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Camp Fornanie (Macon, Ga.)
Monroe County (N.Y.)
Soldiers--New York (State)
Spanish-American War, 1898.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1863)
United States. Army. Volunteer Engineers, 3rd. Company B.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1850-1860 View online.
2Letters, register, 1860-1861 View online.
3Letters, 1862 View online.
4Letters, 1863 View online.
52 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 View online.
6Tactics book and notebook, 1862 View online.
2Sargeant's Uniform, Spanish American War, navy blue
31Coat, Spanish American War, khaki
2Glass jar
3-42 tin cups
5Mess kit, Army issue
6Wooden chess set
4Wooden lap desk, 1860s