That infor is in Leaders and Leading men by H.F &
E.S. O'Beirne Bio- Hon Samuel Houston Benge SR. b Jan 28 1832 S/OMartin Benge 9 children his was-mother Eliz. Lowry
Maternal grandfather was John Lowry a brother of George Lowry who was 2nd Chief of the Cherokee Nation and served many years. Served as a Major under General Jackson Creek War. (1813)
pgs 376-377Samuel H Benge was a Capt.-Co E 2nd Indian Home Guard-resigned due to Col Shortey - became a pfc-went to co commander (Col W. A Phillip)-transfered to co 'A' 3 third Indian I.H C. got to 1st Lt same wording as your post message about Benge and Col Shortey and his Drinking problems/treatment of men and troops,ect?