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Confederate Gen. Ben Hardin Helm

Discussion in 'Campfire Chat - General Discussions' started by Barrycdog, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Barrycdog

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    On this date in 1863, Lincoln grieved the death of his brother-in-law, Confederate Gen. Ben Hardin Helm, killed at Chickamauga, Ga.

    Mary Lincoln's family, the Todds of Kentucky, were strong secessionists. In addition to her brother-in-law, Mary lost two brothers fighting for the Confederacy: Alexander Todd at Baton Rouge and Samuel Todd at Shiloh.

    Mrs. Lincoln felt she could not mourn her own brothers, or she would be branded a traitor by the newspapers and the American public.

    General Ben Hardin Helm, CSA

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  3. Robert Gray

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    Another Helm image. Benjamin_Hardin_Helm.jpg
     
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