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William W. Bentley letter

Identifier: MS-0117
One letter from Lt. Col. Bentley to his mother, written while serving with the 24th Va. Infantry Regt., CSA. Dated June 13, 1862, from "camp near Richmond." Discusses his feelings about war; comfort given by his belief in God; life in camp.


  • June 13, 1862


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Biographical / Historical

The writer, William Weldon Bentley, was born in 1839 in Montgomery County, Virginia. He graduated from VMI in 1860 and served as a Lt. Col., 24th Virginia Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War. Following the war he was farmer and stock breeder. Bentley died July 23, 1924 in Richmond, VA and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

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VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450