Sketch History of Captain B. F. Bentons Company (K Co., 1st Texas Infantry), 1861-1865 A Collection in Special Collections

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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.021
Title
"Sketch History of Captain B. F. Bentons Company (K Co., 1st Texas Infantry)",1861-1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Hanks, Orlando T. (Orlando Thacker), 1844-1926
Language
English .
Abstract
"Sketch History of Captain B. F. Bentons Company (K Co., 1st Texas Infantry)" is a first hand account of the deeds and actions of the Confederate Army's K Company, 1st Texas Infantry during the Civil War. Written by O. T. Hanks, a member of K Company, the history discusses the formation of the company in July 1861 and gives detailed accounts of several battles the company participated in throughout the war. The document concludes with an account of the K Co.'s final battle and surrender to Federal troops on April 10, 1865, near Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from "Sketch History of Captain B. F. Bentons Company (K Co., 1st Texas Infantry)" must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Sketch History of Captain B. F. Bentons Company (K Co., 1st Texas Infantry)", Ms2015-021, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

"Sketch History of Captain B. F. Bentons Company (K Co., 1st Texas Infantry)" was donated to Special Collections in 2004.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the "Sketch History of Captain B. F. Bentons Company (K Co., 1st Texas Infantry)" was completed in July 2015.


Biographical Note

Orlando Thacker Hanks (1844-1926) served with the Confederate Army's Co. K (Captain B. F. Benton's Co.), 1st Texas Infantry during the Civil War. He Married Susan Pernella Thacker on November 24, 1872.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a photocopy of Orlando T. Hanks' 72-page dairy and history of the activities of the Confederate Army's K Co., 1st Texas Infantry during the Civil War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by page number.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Hanks, Orlando T. (Orlando Thacker), 1844-1926

Container List

folder 1
History,
1861-1865English.