Skip Navigation

Samuel Bell

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

Database Record Change Request

Name at EnlistSamuel Bell
Birth NameSamuel Bell
LivedMay 1841 - 1913
Birth PlaceNew York
Birth CountryUSA
Resident of Muster-InPrairie du Sac, Sauk County, WI
Company at EnlistmentField Officers & Staff
Rank at EnlistmentFirst Ast. Surgeon
Muster Date1 Sep 1864
Burial LocationOakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Rock County, WI
MotherJane
Mother Lived1813-
FatherA. Bell
Father Lived1812-
SpouseEveline Mary
Spouse Lived1841-
Married On1864

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.