Benjamin H. Helm (1831-1863)

Benjamin Hardin Helm was a Confederate general. He married the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, Emily Todd, in 1856. Helm formed a close friendship with Abraham Lincoln. When the war broke out Lincoln offered Helm a position as major, but Helm joined the Confederacy as a colonel. In 1862 he was promoted to brigadier general. In the Confederate attacks on Chickamauga in September 1863 Helm was mortally wounded. The White House went into mourning when he died.

Date:
1862 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES17355
Height:
1170px
Width:
937px
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