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.

1862 circa 5 years
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