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W.H. Ent

W.H. Ent

Federal (USV)


Wellington Henry Ent

(1834 - 1871)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Dickinson Seminary; U of NY, Albany, Class of 1858

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He studied the law, was admitted to the bar in 1860, and practiced in Bloomsburg, PA. He enrolled as First Lieutenant on 28 May 1861, and was appointed Captain, Company C, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry in June.

On the Campaign

He was in action on South Mountain and at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major of the Regiment on 21 September 1862, and to Lieutenant Colonel on 1 May 1863. He was appointed Colonel on 1 July 1863. He honorably mustered out on 11 June 1864.

After the War

He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General on 13 March 1865 for gallant conduct at the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, and Bethesda Church, VA. He returned to his law practice in Bloomsburg, and held local elected office. He died relatively young, of unknown cause, at age 37.

References & notes

Basic information from Sypher1 and Heitman1. Details and his photograph from a bio by August Marchetti on his excellent PRVC Historical Society site. Thanks to Stephen Recker for bringing Ent to our attention.


08/18/1834; Lightstreet, PA


11/05/1871; Bloomsburg, PA; burial in Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, PA


1   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pp. 437 - 440  [AotW citation 14131]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 407  [AotW citation 14132]