Charles Brestel(1823 - 1906)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded the regiment as senior officer present.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from New York State1.
|Birth State: AUSTRIA |
Burial Place: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for 1899), pg. 133 [AotW citation 7587]
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