Van R. Bentley(? - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Dekorra, he enlisted in Company G, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 1 December 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded, hit five times, in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wounds 20 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Van E. Bentley. Service information from State of Wisconsin2.
Death Date: 09/20/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3216]
2 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 364 - 365 [AotW citation 10198]
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