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Samuel Bell

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Samuel Bell

Birth Name

Samuel Bell


May 1841 – 1913

Birth Place

New York

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, WI

Company at Enlistment

Field Officers & Staff

Rank at Enlistment

First Ast. Surgeon

Muster Date

1 Sep 1864

Burial Location

Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Rock County, WI



Mother Lived



A. Bell

Father Lived



Eveline Mary

Spouse Lived


Married On


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;;; 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.