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Name:William Weldon Bentley
Affiliation:Class of 1860
Biography & Genealogy:William W. Bentley, Class of 1860: Genealogy: Born- June 27, 1839 in Montgomery Co. Va. Father- Dr. Henry M. Bentley of Powhatan Co. Va. Mother- Cynthia McGavock Kent of Mongomery Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Col. William Bentley of Amelia Co. Va.; Pat. Grandmother- Lucy Turpin of Powhatan. Mat. Grandfather- Maj. James Randall Kent of Wythe Co. Va.; Mat. Grandmother- Mary Cloyd of Pulaski. Married- Parke Poindexter Perkins on June 18, 1877. Children- Sarah Parke Archer Bentley b. April 22, 1878; d. Nov. 23, 1953. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Feb. 4, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1860 standing 28 in a class of 41. Civil War Service: Enlisted for 1 year at Lynchburg, Va. as Captain of Co. E 24th Virginia Infantry Regiment.; Extended service Feb, 1862; Wounded in Action May 5, 1862 at Williamsburg, Va; Praised for conduct at Frayser's Farm June 30, 1862; Promoted to Major Jan. 19, 1865; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers: Farmer; Stock Raiser; President of Society of Cincinnati in Virginia. Led 1913 reenactment of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. Died- Jul. 23, 1924 in Richmond, Va.
Photograph:No digital image available
Additional Online Resources:Full Text Civil War Letter