Corporal Hugh B. Ballantine

Corporal Hugh B. Ballantine was born on January 12, 1844 in Ireland and died October 13, 1920 in Waterloo, IA.

Hugh B. Ballantine entered the Infantry on July 21, 1862, in De Peyster, NY, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged on May 17, 1865 in Saterlee Hospital, West Philadelphia, PA.

Hugh B. Ballantine is buried at Oakland in Janesville, Iowa and can be located at 42° 39.335' N 092° 27.405' W

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Was one of 13 children. Came to America in 1859. In may 1861 he enlisted as Pvt. in Co. G. 16 N.Y. Inf, was taken sick discharged and sen[t] home. In July 1861 he again enlisted in Co C. 106 N.Y. as Corp. Was promoted Sgt. of his Co. Wounded severly at Battle of Cold Harbor in the hand, right arm, and thigh. Hospitalized for 11 months.
In 1861 came to Jamesville Iowa. Was married Feb. 16 1868 at Jamesville to Margaret Wallace by whom he had 5 children. She was born in Antrina Ireland June 28 1845. She died at Jamesville, Iowa on Oct. 22, 1905. In 1907 he was married to Mrs. Florence Schayler Jones, who after his death moved to Deleoon Wos.
Mr. Ballanyne served as mayor of Jamesville Iowa and served other positions of trust.

Information–Waterloo Evening Courier, Waterloo, IA