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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born Ten.)

James E. Bell

(Ap'd Ten.)


James Edward Bell: Born Mar. 5, 1844.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., July 2 to Oct. 27, 1868, — Ft. Porter, N. Y., Nov., 1868, to May, 1869, — and Ft. Niagara, N. Y., May, 1869, to Feb. 24, 1870; on leave of absence, to Apr., 1870; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Apr., 1870, to Mar., 1871, — Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to May 19, 1871, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May, 1871, to May 1, 1872; on leave of absence, May 1 to July 19, 1872; and in garrison at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y.,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 28, 1872)

July to Oct., 1872, — David's Island, N. Y., Oct., 1872, — and Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Nov., 1872, to Sep. 11, 1873.

Died, Sep. 11, 1873, at Ft. Jefferson, Fla.: Aged 29.

Buried, Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.

Thayer's Note:

a His full name and date of birth are given by his tombstone (see link above).

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