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Thomas A Bell
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1836
Death: May 12, 1864

Thomas was one of the Long Glade Bells, a family that was established before
Augusta Co. was formed, the grandfather having settled ca. 1740. This family
reportedly provided the most soldiers from any one family, eighteen; ten of whom
died all of the others were wounded. Most of the family who served, served with
Co. C., 5th VA, the Stonewall Brigade.

"Residing within the limits of what is known as the Mt. Solon magisterial
district, before the war, which manifested it patriotism as no other of the same
extent did in the state, by a loss of over a hundred and fifty of its young men.
This Bell Family is entitled to the highest place on the Roll of Honor, as
having sent more of its sons into the Confederate army than any other the writer
has any knowledge of. James Bell, Sr. sent six, three only survived. His brother
John sent five and lost two. James Bell, Jr., sent two – lost one, the other
badly wounded. Alexander R. Bell, sent three, lost one and James M. Bell and son
J. Brownlee, were both sacrificed in the service of their country. Who will dare
to say that this family did not do its whole duty? Such facts as these, Mr.
Editor, make up the history of the country, and it is the part of our Historical
Society to preserve them." Author unknown, but from an letter written to the
local paper, The Spectator, March 1874.

Information provided by:

Harvey Bell


Family links: 
  Alexander R. Bell (1808 - 1897)
  Eliza A. Hogshead Bell (1811 - 1848)
  Margaret Rebecca Bell (____ - 1860)*
  Fannie G. Bell (1833 - 1885)*
  Thomas A Bell (1836 - 1864)
  Sarah Virginia Bell (1839 - 1891)*
  Mary Agnes Bell Hutton (1841 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Killed at Spottsylvania
Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Mount Solon
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Plot: B 1 (6) 27yr 7mo 3ds
Created by: Glenda Lambert-Gibson
Record added: Feb 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24464400
Thomas A Bell
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Thomas A Bell
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Rest In Peace
- vets2search
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014

- C.H. Jackson / K. J. Jackson
 Added: Sep. 4, 2012
As Robert E. Lee said, "If we gave out medals, they all should receive one". The fight is over, Its time to rest, You did your duty, You gave your best. We Will Never Forget You.
- Wayne Apgar
 Added: Mar. 16, 2008

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