|Birth||Sept. 27, 1847|
|Death||Dec. 26, 1930|
|Post||Van Meter (Alma)|
|Unit||93rd New York Infantry, Company F|
Private Philetus B Bentley
Company F, 93rd New York Infantry
Bentley was born in Westford (Otsego County), New York on September 27, 1847. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on January 4, 1864 at Albany, New York. Bentley served about 18 months. He was discharged on June 29, 1865 at Washington DC.
He would have joined the unit in the first half of 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles. The Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864) was very costly. Regimental losses for the 3 day battle were 43 killed, 149 wounded, and 2 captured. Private Bentley was wounded May 12, 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Bentley recovered from his wound and rejoined the unit. The 93rd New York Infantry was at the Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Tennessee. The unit participated in the Grand Review of the Troops in Washington DC on May 23, 1865.
Bentley died on December 26, 1930 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Alma Cemetery in Alma (Harlan County), Nebraska. Bentley was a member of the Van Meter Post (#94) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Alma.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.