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Federal (USV)

Private

Oliver Louis Bell

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer from Dover, he enlisted Company D, 1st Delaware Infantry on 16 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the groin and knee, his leg fractured by gunshot, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD, and discharged for wounds in February 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Louis O. Bell and Olwen Louis Bell. Service information from the State Muster Roll.

Birth

c. 1842 in PA

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 129  [AotW citation 16370]