Benjamin Holliday Civil War Parole Document
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.
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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").