|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1844, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1914|
Caleb served in the 3rd Regiment Tennessee Infantry, Co.G. He died April 29, 1914. Bentley suffered deafness and disease of the head as the result of a shell explosion during the Battle of Resaca, Georgia May 14, 1864. He had the misfortune to be standing by Col. Wm. Cross who was knocked to the ground. After the shell shock, this soldier had to be taken to the field hospital. He also contracted rheumatism as the result of the weather conditions at the Battle of Stone River. The weather, that particular winter, was extremely cold, wet, muddy, and disagreeable. According to the pension files of the 3rd Tennessee soldiers, the men lacked proper shelter and adequate clothing at that place and time.They pretty much slept where they stood and in wet clothes with rain, sleet and snow falling on them. They suffered greatly the rest of their lives from conditions at this particular battle. Some were pensioned for frost bitten feet and some died as the result of exposure while on sentry duty. Caleb did the duties assigned to him and continued to fight.
The U.S. National Cemetery Internment Control Forms 1928-1962 stated the internment was in Knoxville, Tennessee National Cemetery. His name was listed as Caleb N. Bentley. He had the rank of Pvt. , Company G, 3rd Tenn. Inf. The date of death was given as April 29, 1914. He was buried in Section B 17, Grave No. 3521.
Tennessee Death Records 1928-1958 state Caleb Nathaniel Bentley was a male born 17 Ape 1844. He died at the age of 70 on 29 Apr 1914 in Fountain City, Knox, Tennessee. His father's name was given as James Bentley born in Virginia. His mother was Sarah Robinson. The Certificate Number was 154.
U.S. Veteran's Gravesites, Ca. 1775-2006 provided the same information as the U.S. National Cemetery Internment Forms except to give the address of the cemetery as 939 Tyson Street, N.W., Knoxville, Tn. 37937
U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 listed the date he filed for pension as June 10, 1884. His application number was 515,452 and the certificate number was 503.452. He filed from Tenn. His widow filed May 11, 1914 from Tenn. Her application number was 1027,543 and her certification number was 778,328.
Nancy A Culverhouse Bentley (1845 - 1922)
Note: Letter on tombstone chipped off but tombstone readable.
Knoxville National Cemetery
Plot: B-17, 3521
Created by: nancy murray
Record added: Jun 27, 2009
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