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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Thomas W. Bell

(1838 - 1919)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company G as Private - March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded through the thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Wounded at Marye's Heights, Virginia, May 3, 1863. Captured October 27, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 24, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1. Family lore - from Charles Winston Bailey - says Thomas "served as General Gordon's bodyguard" during the War.

Birth

11/13/1838; Wilkes County, GA

Death

08/04/1919 Wilkes County, GA; burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Wilkes County, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13325]