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Charles H. Bell
Birth: Aug. 15, 1798
Death: Feb. 19, 1875

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
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Charles H. Bell
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Charles H. Bell
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Charles H. Bell
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- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Mar. 28, 2013
Rest in peace, Admiral. May you have fair winds, smooth waters, and safe ports. Thank you for your many years of faithful service to our nation. God bless you for your gallant defense of our Union in its time of need.
- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 19, 2013

- Rubbings
 Added: Sep. 18, 2012
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