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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II

(Born O.)

David Bell

(Ap'd Io.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1851.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851‑52; on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to Texas, 1852, — Ft. Mason, Tex.,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Oct. 9, 1852)

1852, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1853, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, being engaged against Apache Indians in Skirmishes near Ft. Union, N. M., Mar. 5 and Apr. 8, 1854, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1854, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1854, — and at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1854‑55; on

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855)

Recruiting service, 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855‑56, — and Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty in Escorting Commissioners for running the Southern Boundary of Texas, 1857, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1858‑59, — March to the Arkansas River, 1859, — and Pawnee Fork, Kan., 1859‑60, being engaged in a Skirmish with Kiowa Indians, Oct. 30, 1859; and on Recruiting service, 1860.

Died, Dec. 2, 1860, at Ft. Monroe, Va.: Aged 34.

Buried, Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA.

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