|Creator:||Ballintine, Elliot C.|
|Creator:||Ballintine, John C., 1842-1902|
|Title:||John C. Ballintine family papers|
|Quantity:||3.2 Linear feet (1 half box, 3 flat boxes)|
John C. Ballintine (1842-1902), Union soldier, born in Rochester, New York and lived in Scottsville, Monroe County, New York. Served in the 13th Regiment New York Volunteers during the Civil War, captured and later paroled at Annapolis, Maryland. After the war (ca. 1877-1902) lived in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Elliot C. Ballintine, probably John's son, served as a sergeant in Company B, 3rd Regiment of the U.S. Volunteer Engineers during the Spanish-American War.
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.
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.
John C. Ballantine family papers, ms 17, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.