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ADM Charles H. Bell
Birth: Aug. 15, 1798
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1875
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Union Naval Officer. He entered the United States Navy as a midshipman in 1812, and served during the War of 1812, first under the command of Commodore Stephen Decatur, then under Commodore Isaac Chauncey. He served aboard the "USS Macedonian" in 1815 during the United States Navy's conflict with Algiers. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1820, he commanded vessels in the West Indies. Promoted Commander in 1840, he led ships against African slavers throughout the 1840's. Promoted to Captain in 1854. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was in command of the US Navy's Mediterranean Squadron. He was given command of the Pacific Squadron in 1861, holding that post for the next 3 years of the War (and receiving a promotion to Commodore in 1862). In 1864 he was transferred to command ships serving on the James River in Virginia. Finally, he commanded the Brooklyn Naval Yard until his retirement in 1868. In 1866 he was advanced to Rear-Admiral, U.S. Navy. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Eliza S. Bell (1801 - 1890)*
 
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Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19568
ADM Charles H. Bell
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ADM Charles H. Bell
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ADM Charles H. Bell
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- Ron
 Added: Feb. 19, 2016
Burial noted in article: The Soldier Dead. Civil War Graves Daily Times, New Brunswick May 28 and May 29, 1900. http://nbfpl.org/docs/CivilWarGravesDailyTimesNewBrunswickMay281900.pdf
- avmschneemann
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016

- In Memory of Margo & Jens
 Added: Sep. 20, 2015
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