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Federal (USA)


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 Antietam

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


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]