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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

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1762.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. The photograph here from one in the MOLLUS collection2.




12/01/1871; burial in 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, <>, Source page: Pg. 6668  [AotW citation 2421]