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Federal (USV)


John Borland Bell

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Centre County, he enlisted on 12 September 1861 in Harrisburg, and mustered into service as Private, Company E, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry the same day.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/08/1839; Ferguson, Centre County, PA


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Graysville Cemetery, Graysville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23048]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23049]