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R.C. Bentley
R.C. Bentley

Federal (USV)


Richard Charles Bentley

(1830 - 1871)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry


In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1762.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel on 31 October 1862. Wounded again at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, and discharged on disability 18 September 1864.

After the War:
He was honored for War service with brevet rank of Brigadier General on 13 March 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from McLernon1. The photograph here from one in the MOLLUS collection2.

Death Date: 12/01/1871    Burial Place: Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, NY


1   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001  [AotW citation 2207]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Pg. 6668  [AotW citation 2421]

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