Charles H. Benton Papers, 1863-1898
- Charles H. Benton Papers, 1863-1898
- Benton, Charles H.
- 5 items
- Confederate States of America--Army--Surgeons
- United Daughters of the Confederacy
- Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Loyalty oaths--United States
- Benton, Lena
- Finding Aid Author
- Kentucky Historical Society
- Scope and Content
- This collection consists of papers relating to the service of Charles H. Benton in the "2nd Mounted Rifflers" of the Confederate Army. He was a surgeon with the outfit. The first item is an 1863 pass for Benton to be able to move around Richmond, Virginia. The second item is a March 22, 1864, receipt for items purchased by Benton. The next two documents relate to Benton's discharge from the army. The first item certifies that Charles H. Benton will not take up arms against the United States government. It was signed May 1, 1865. The second item certifies Benton took "the oath prescribed by the President of the United States in his proclaimation of 1863." This was signed on May 22, 1865. The last document, in the collection, is an 1898 application to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Lena Benton, daughter of Charles H. Benton, was the applicant.
- Provenance: Lena Benton; Frankfort, Ky; gift.