Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bentley Weston, South Caroliina, 7th., Cavalry.

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Bentley Weston.

Birth: Apr. 19, 1842.
Death: Feb. 4, 1883.

Wife: Alice Weston (1844 - 1905).

Children: Elizabeth B Weston (1868 - 1893), Twin Sons Weston (1871 - 1871), Joanna Hasell Weston (1876 - 1903).Pauline Weston (1879 - 1893).

Burial: All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina.

The following information is given by a descendant of Bentley Weston.

Hi there. I just wanted to pass along some family information concerning Bugler Private Bentley Weston of Company A of the 7th Calvary Division of South Carolina. He is a direct descendant of mine and I his picture it was always on the family wall growing up. I recently turned it over and found a footnote written on the back saying he enlisted at Georgetown, S.C. 1862, Was captured at Deep Bottom Va., August 16,1864 and was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland and imprisoned. He was exchanged on March 14th , 1865.

I remember my grandmother telling me he left in a weak state and had no shoes when he was released and it was winter. He had to wrap his feet in rags and had to walk all the way home to South Carolina and it took him many months. I really don't know who to pass this information on so thought here would be a good place to start. I know my family donated the negative # LC-b8184-10640 to the Library of Congress Hirst Millhollen. This is on the back of our old picture too. I believe the one I have is some sort of copy of the original. Anyways, I hope this information can be useful to someone. I see lots of records of soldiers but no where I can share this information so maybe someone who knows how can pass it along.  if anyone would like to get in touch.

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