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|Name at Enlist|
May 1841 – 1913
|Resident of Muster-In|
Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
Field Officers & Staff
|Rank at Enlistment|
First Ast. Surgeon
1 Sep 1864
Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Rock County, WI
Samuel Bell was born to A. and Jane Bell in May 1841 in New York. His siblings were William (1838), Henry (1839), Andrew (1845), and Mary (1847).
Samuel joined the WI 15th Infantry, Field and Staff. The army listed him as living in Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, WI. He was commissioned on August 10, 1864, and mustered in on September 1, 1864 at Nashville, TN. He was named Assistant Surgeon of the Regiment at Chattanooga, TN. He mustered out at Chattanooga on January 6, 1865.
Samuel married Eveline Mary in 1864. Their children included Nettie (1868) and Martha (1876). In 1880, he was working as a physician and surgeon.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-2,11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.4; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.331; www.wisconsinhistory.org; findagrave.com; 1850 Census, Roll: M432_1005, Page: 434A, Image: 445; 1880 Census, Roll: 1444, Family History Film: 1255444, Page: 38A, Enumeration District: 175; 1900 Census, Roll: 1814, Page: 3A, Enumeration District: 0161, FHL microfilm: 1241814; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_1735, Page: 20A, Enumeration District: 0092, FHL microfilm: 1375748. 1905 WI Census, Roll: CSUSAWI1905_26.