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, Meagherís 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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