BENNETT J. RILEY, MIDN, USN
Bennett Riley '56
Date of birth: 1835
Date of death: September 28, 1854
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Bennet was lost sometime after September 28, 1854 when USS Albany (1846) went missing between Aspinwall (now Colón, Panama) and New York.
He was the son of Bennet C. Riley, who was once military governor of California.
He has a memory marker in New York.
Acting Midshipman, 27 December, 1850. Midshipman, 14 July, 1852. Lost in the Albany, 28 September, 1854.
Memorial Hall Error
Bennet's name is incorrectly spelled with two Ts in Memorial Hall; his middle initial should also be "I" and not "J."