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James Balfour

Rank(s): Quarter Gunner

Dates of Service: 9/29/1814 - 9/10/1815

Birth Date: 1775

Early Life

James Balfour was born in Hampton, Virginia around 1775. In 1795, he was described as having a “light” complexion.

Balfour joined Constitution ’s crew as a quarter gunner on September 29, 1814 and was discharged sometime after September 10, 1815.

Battles and Engagements

Balfour was on board when Constitution captured a British man-of-war schooner and three merchant vessels. He fought in the battles with HMS Cyane and HMS Levant and received $22.19 in prize money.

Balfour’s place and date of death are unknown.


Crew ID

15348