Bell, William H.
|Place of Birth:||Berne|
|Date of Birth:||28 May 1841|
|Names of Parents:||Henry Bell and Cornelia Shepherd|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||12 Aug 1862 or 15 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Rensselaerville or Berne|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||22 July 1863|
|Died of Disease on:||15 Mar 1864|
|Place of Death:||Regimental Hospital, Fort Reno, DC|
|Place of Burial:||Broome, Schoharie Co.|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 20 "Died of congestion of the lungs at Fort Reno, D.C. March 15, 1864. Remains buried in Broom Scho. Co. N.Y."
Born in Berne, NY on March 21, 1841, age 20 years, Farmer, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5'5" tall.
|Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York For the Year 1897; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Hedied on March 15, 1864 and was buried in the Town of Broome, Schoharie, NY.
Additional Research Notes
"SERGT. WILLIAM HENRY BELL, OF BERN.
William Henry Bell was the only son of Henry and Cornelia Bell, and was born in the town of Bern, March 28th, 1841.
He was an active and cheerful youth, and sustained an excellent moral character. His motives in entering the army were purely patriotic. On the 18th of August, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Thirteenth New York Regiment. He was never in any battle, but faithfully discharged every duty that devolved upon him.
While at Fort Reno he was seized with inflammation of the lungs, and died in one week, on the 15th of March, 1864, aged twenty-three years. Only a short time before his sickness, he had been promoted to the position of Sergeant.
His remains were followed to the grave, in the town of Broome, Schoharie county, by a large number of sympathizing and mourn- ing friends. He was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew him."
Died of congestion of the lungs at Fort Reno, D.C. March 15, 1864. Remains buried in Broom Scho. Co. N.Y
- Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817
- Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases