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Captain William Duncan Ballantine, Company A, 2nd Florida Infantry

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Captain William Duncan Ballantine, CSA (Florida State Archives)Captain William Duncan Ballantine, CSA (Florida State Archives)

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Prewar OccupationsPostwar OccupationsMiscellaneous
  • Visited Gettysburg with David Lang and Walter Raleigh Moore in 1895.
  • 5' 8.00"
  • blue eyes
  • light hair
  • fair skin

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 Date Event Location Rank Unit  
  February 21, 1837 Born Whitesboro, NY Detail
  May 25, 1861 Enlisted Pensacola, FL 1st Lieutenant Company A, 2nd Florida Infantry Detail
  May 11, 1862 Promoted Captain Company A, 2nd Florida Infantry Detail
  May 31, 1862 Wounded Seven Pines, VA Detail
  September 17, 1862 Wounded Sharpsburg, MD Detail
  May 3, 1863 Wounded Chancellorsville, VA Detail
  July 2, 1863 Wounded Gettysburg, PA Detail
  July 2, 1863 Captured Gettysburg, PA Detail
  Imprisoned Fort Delaware Prison, Delaware City, DE Detail
  September 7, 1864 Imprisoned Morris Island, SC Detail
  October 22, 1864 Imprisoned Fort Delaware Prison, Delaware City, DE Detail
  June 12, 1865 Released on oath Fort Delaware Prison, Delaware City, DE Detail

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Letter of  Edward Aylesworth Perry to John Milton on October 18, 1862
Series 32, John Milton Letterbooks, Folder #4, p. 492 (photocopy), Florida State Archives

Head Quarters 2nd Fla. Reg September 29th 1862 Total and aggregate Report of the Officers and Soldiers reported as belonging to the Regiment this day Co. A. Capt. Ballantine Total 61 Agg 63 “ B. “ Williams “ 44 “ 47 “ C. “ Moore “ 31 “ 34 “ D. “ Musgrove “ 27 “ 31 “ E. “ McCaslain “ 44 “ 46 “ F. “ Pooser “ 51 “ 54 “ G. “ Flagg “ 39 “ 42 “ H. “ Moseley...

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FLORIDIANS IN THE FIGHT
Florida Times-Union ,  Jacksonville, FL ,  July 16, 1895

Capt Ballantine writes of Gettysburg's gory field Located the place where Florida's sons fought The Florida Brigade in the thickest of it Ballantine cut a cane for Thompson on "Round Top" Fernandina, Fla, July 15. Capt. W.D. Ballantine, one of the commissioners to locate the position of the Florida troops in the battle of Gettysburg, furnishes the following information to the Mirror, of this place: "The battlefield commissioners are doing splendid work in locating the positions of both lines. Monuments are being erected designating the lines occupied by different commands, Federal...

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Obituary of Colonel Walter Raleigh Moore
Undated minutes of R. E. Lee Camp No 58 U. C. V. Copy on file at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Whereas COLONEL WALTER RALEIGH MOORE of Columbia County Florida, a prominent and distinguished Confederate Veteran departed this life on the 9th day of October 1898. Therefore it is resolved by R. E. Lee Camp No 58 U. C. V. that in the death of Colonel Moore, this Camp and the Confederate Veterans of Florida have sustained the loss of one who by his gallant, efficient service as a Confederate Soldier, his faithful and useful life as a citizen of this State commanded in an eminent degree their admiration and esteem, in token of which we inscribe in our minutes the following brief mention of his life. He...

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Preview of Captain William Duncan Ballantine Captain William Duncan Ballantine
Confederate (CSA) Captain W D Ballantine Home State: Florida Command Billet: Commanding Regiment Branch of Service: Infantry Unit: 2nd Florida Infantry Before the Antietam Campaign: Summary of service: Mustered into 2nd Florida Infantry 13 July 1861 as 1st Lt, Company A Promoted Captain 10 May 1862; Wounded at Seven Pines, May 31, '62; Major May 1863; Captured at Gettysburg (Jul 1863); To Lt Col AUG 1864; Mustered out July 1865. In the Antietam Campaign: He was reported wounded at Sharpsburg. References, Sources, and other notes: Source: the...

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  • Robert Ballantine (Philadelphia, PA).  Captain William Duncan Ballantine, Company A, 2nd Florida Infantry is Robert's paternal great-great-grandfather.

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