Charles H. Benton Papers, 1863-1898

Descriptive Summary

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

Collection Overview

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.