Monday, June 3, 2013

Bennett C. Riley

An excerpt from My Military History blog:
"In the biography of Bennett may link the legacy of the "old" Rifle Regiment of the War of 1812 with that of the two "Rifle Regiments" of the Mexican War...".
More about Bennett C. Riley from Wikipedia and FindAGrave.  Fort Riley was named after General Bennett C. Riley.

A letter from B. Riley, Lt., U.S. R Reg't, regarding his name being on the Peace Establishment roster and his acceptance of the same, dated June 3, 1815 (from Letters Received By The Office Of The Adjutant General, 1805-1821, NARA as seen at Fold3):

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