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Benjamin Holliday Civil War parole document

Identifier: MS-0233
One parole document releasing Confederate soldier Benjamin Holliday from Point Lookout (MD) prison. On reverse is oath of allegiance to the United States signed by Holliday.


  • 1865 June 3

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Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Taylor Holliday, VMI Class of 1866. Born- February 28, 1845. Matriculated from Winchester, Va. Attended the Virginia Military Institute for two years. Military Record: On June 15, 1861 at Winchester enlisted for 1 year as Private, Company F, 2nd Va. Discharged December 2, 1861. Entered VMI January 1862. Left VMI June 1863. Enlisted September 6, 1863 at Culpeper for 3 years as Private, Capt J.W. Carter's Company Va Horse Artillery (Capt R.P. Chew's Company '62; Capt J.W. Thomson's Company '64). Captured September 13, 1863 at Culpeper Court House. Held at Point Lookout, Md. Released on oath June 3, 1865. Post War Career: Traveling salesman; orchardist. Died: Waynesboro, Va April 3 1918. (Some records show captured September 14; name sometimes spelled "Holladay").

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