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Abraham S BELL

Male 1836 - 1864  (28 years)


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  • Name Abraham S BELL 
    Born 1836  ,, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Aug 1864  Andersonville, Sumter, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Andersonville, Sumter, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Andersonville National Cem, site 7283 [1]
    Person ID I5152  Gifford / Sollars Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2016 

    Father Peter BELL,   b. 1809, ,, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1891  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ellen SMITH,   b. 8 Aug 1808, ,, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1887  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1836  Newport, Campbell, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married 15 Jul 1836  Madisonville, Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F2390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Dependent pension applications of Peter and Ellen Bell, based on son Abraham Bell's Civil War service.
    Dependent pension applications of Peter and Ellen Bell, based on son Abraham Bell's Civil War service.

    Headstones
    Bell, Abraham S
    Bell, Abraham S
    Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter Co., GA; photo posted on findagrave.com by gravehunter1963
    Plot: Section H, number 7283

  • Notes 
    • Served Co D, 70th Ohio Inf

      Listed pension beneficiaries as mother Ellen A Bell (application 295593, 14 Aug 1882) and father Peter Bell (application 359930, 30 Aug 1887)

      check pension agency payment books (NARA record group 15)

      Maybe the same Abraham S Bell who served in Co B 35th Ohio Infantry

      The description below is can be found at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UOH0070RI

      Battle Unit Details - UNION OHIO VOLUNTEERS
      70th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

      Overview:

      Organized at West Union, Ohio, October 14, 1861. Moved to Ripley, Ohio, December 25, thence to Paducah, Ky., February 17, 1362. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to August, 1865.

      Service:
      Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10, 1862. Expedition to Yellow Creek and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Crump's Landing April 4. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Russell House, near Corinth, May 17. Occupation of Corinth May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via LaGrange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs June 1-July 21. Duty at Memphis till November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad, November, 1862, to January, 1863. Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., and duty there till March 7, and at Moscow till June 9. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., June 9. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Bolton's Ferry, Black River, July 4-6. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September 26. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 26-November 20. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 28. Regiment re-enlisted January 1, 1864. Veterans on Furlough February. Duty at Scottsboro, Ala., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel July 28 (Hood's second sortie). Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Statesboro December 4. Near Bryan Court House December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Columbia, S. C., February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, thence to Little Rock, Ark., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 14, 1865.

      Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 265.


  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Nationawide Gravesite Locator, US Dept of Veterans Affairs, (gravelocator.cem.va.gov), Bell, Abram S.

    2. [S93] pension application, No. 359930, Dependent CW Pension, Applicant Peter Bell, father of Abraham S Bell.

    3. [S93] pension application, No. 359930, Dependent CW Pension, Applicant Ellen Bell, mother of Abraham S Bell.