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George H. Bell
Birth: Mar. 12, 1839
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear, England
Death: Sep. 30, 1917
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tyne and Wear, England

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of England, he served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as a Captain of the Afterguard on board the "USS Santee". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on November 7, 1861. His citation reads "Served as pilot of the U.S.S. Santee when that vessel was engaged in cutting out the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, 7 November 1861, and evinced more coolness, in passing the 4 forts and the rebel steamer General Rusk, than was ever before witnessed by his commanding officer. Although severely wounded in the encounter, he displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances." His Medal was awarded to him on July 10, 1863. 
 
Burial:
Elswick Cemetery
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Metropolitan Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear, England
 
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Record added: Dec 27, 2009
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