(1823 - 1906)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
Commissioned First Lieutenant, Company K in April 1861 and Captain, Company C in July. Wounded in action 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA, captured and paroled 17 July.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment as senior officer present.
The rest of the War
Promoted to Major of the regiment in November 1862. Mustered out at end of term of service 8 May 1863 in New York City.
After the War
He applied to the Superior Court for New York County in 1864 for American citizenship. A New York City directory listing for 1880 reads: Brestel Charles, beer, 16 Prince, h 203 Elizabeth
References & notes
Service data from New York State1.
1823 in AUSTRIA
1906; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY