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Federal (USV)


Van R. Bentley

(? - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Dekorra, he enlisted in Company G, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 1 December 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, hit five times, in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds 20 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Van E. Bentley. Service information from State of Wisconsin2.


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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]