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Federal (USV)


Absalom Bell

(c. 1821 - ?)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

Enlisted in Company F, 5th Maryland Infantry on 18 October 1861 at age 40.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Captured in action at Winchester, VA on 15 June 1863. Mustered out 1 September 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilmer1. Also recorded as a member of the Fourth Potomac Home Brigade. Details from Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of Maryland, US Archives via Fold3 preview.


c. 1821


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pp. 202 - 203  [AotW citation 14338]