Lewis Bell

Lewis Bell

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Navy
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

Added by: guardian77579
Branch

Confederate Navy

Added by: guardian77579
Service Start Date

10 Apr 1864

Added by: guardian77579
Rank

Quartermaster

Added by: guardian77579
Service End Date

26 Apr 1865

Added by: guardian77579
Served For

United States of America

Added by: Fold3_Team
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Branch

Confederate Army

Added by: Fold3_Team
State

Florida

Added by: Fold3_Team
Unit

Seventh Infantry (A-Co)

Added by: Fold3_Team
Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

Added by: Fold3_Team
Service End Date

10 Apr 1864

Added by: guardian77579
Service Start Date

14 May 1862

Added by: guardian77579
Rank

Private

Added by: guardian77579
Served For

United States of America

Added by: Fold3_Team

Stories about Lewis Bell

Biographical Sketch

    Private Lewis Bell, Jr. was born in 1831.  He married Florencia Josefa Haager nee Leonardi on September 11th, 1858 at Tampa, Florida.

    He was enlisted on May 14th, 1862 in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years.

    He is reported as present on all company rolls from that point until the period 7-28 February 1862, where he is reported absent on detached duty to the city police at Knoxville, Tennessee since December 1862.

    He was promoted from the ranks to 4th Corporal between March and April, 1863.  He is reported present on all rolls until February 6th, 1864, when he was granted a 30-day furlough.  He was transferred to the C.S. Navy on April 10th, 1864 and was assigned to the CSS Chattahoochee as a seaman and Quartermaster.

    The Chattahoochee was at that time awaiting tow to Columbus, Georgia  for general repairs and the installation of engines and a boiler reclaimed from the fatally wrecked ironclad CSS Raleigh.

    When the Confederates abandoned the Apalachicola River in December 1864, Chattahoochee was moved up theChattahooche River; she was later scuttled  near Columbus to avoid capture, just as Union troops approached the city.  There is no further official record of service after April 19th, 1864.

    Quartermaster Bell died December 31st, 1884 chronic diarrhea Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

    Florencia Josefa applied for and was granted a Confederate Widow's Pension for her husband's service.

    See all 1 stories…

    Additional Info
    Owner:
    guardian77579 - Anyone can contribute
    Created:
    10/26/2013
    Modified:
    1/12/2016
    View count:
    91 (recently viewed: 3)