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Benjamin B. Chism letter

Benjamin B. Chism Letter

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Finding aid for the Benjamin B. Chism Letter

MSS.11.36

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Chism, Benjamin B., 1845-1924
Title: Benjamin B. Chism Letter
Dates: 1861-1895
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Ben Chism in 1895 describing John Griffith's service in the 11th/17th Arkansas Infantry.
Identification: MSS.11.36
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in three files.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Ben Chism in 1895, describing John Griffith's service in the 11th/17th Arkansas Infantry, and a transcription of the letter annotated by Kenneth Byrd.


Biographical Note

Ben Chism was born in Logan County, Arkansas, in 1845. He joined the 5th Arkansas Infantry as soon as the war broke out. He was later first lieutenant in the 11th/17th Arkansas Infantry, and served on the staff of Colonel John Griffith. He died in 1924, at Fort Smith.

John Griffith was born August 1, 1831, in South Carolina. His family were large landowners in Sebastian County, Arkansas, just before the war. He served first with the 3rd Arkansas State Infantry and later as colonel of the 11th/17th Consolidated Regiment. He continued to be involved in armed resistance after the war and moved to Texas in 1868, when Governor Clayton put Little River County under martial law. He was murdered in Kimble County, Texas, on March 7, 1889.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Bishop, Mary Harlow Griffith
Chism, Benjamin B., 1845-1924
Confederate States of America. Army. Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 17th.
Griffith, John, 1831-1889
Paris (Ark.)
Pea Ridge, Battle of, Ark., 1862.
Pike, Albert, 1809-1891

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin B. Chism Letter, MSS 11-36, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mag Spaeth, 2004


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