Bennett C. Riley

Bennett C. Riley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bennett C. Riley was the seventh and last military governor of the territory of California before it became a U.S. state. He also served as a general in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War. Riley entered the U.S. Army at an early age. On January 19, 1813, he was appointed Ensign of Rifles. In March of the same year, he became a third lieutenant and in April 1814 a second lieutenant in the First Rifles. He gained a promotion to the first lieutenant in March 1817. Riley was further advanced to captain in the 5th U.S. Infantry, and by 1821 he was transferred to the 6th U.S. Infantry. The officer joined his superior, Colonel Henry Leavenworth, in an engagement against the Arikara Indians in August 1823. Riley was honored for ten years of faithful service by being promoted to brevet major on August 6, 1828, leading the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail in 1829show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136652277
  • 9786136652276