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MAJ Russell Bissell

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MAJ Russell Bissell

  • Birth 8 Jan 1756 Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 1807 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 19243

Revolutionary War Officer. He was born in the Colony of Connecticut and was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and the Indian Wars. While a member of the 2nd United States Infantry he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on March 4, 1791 and to captain on February 19, 1793. On April 1, 1802 he transferred to the 1st United States Infantry and was promoted to Major when he returned to the 2nd Infantry on December 9, 1807. His regiment was stationed at Fort Kaskaskia when the Lewis and Clark expedition visited and recruited some of his men, including Sergeant Patrick Gass. His final assignment was as Commandant of Fort Bellefontaine, near Saint Louis, Missouri, where he died.

Bio by: Tom Todd

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Gravesite Details Son of Capt. Ozias Bissell & Mabel Roberts. Born Jan. 8, 1756 at Bolton, Tolland Cnty. Ct. Md. Eunice Rockwell, father of 2 sons & 2 daughters. Died at St. Louis, SL, Missouri.





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  • Added: 30 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19243
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Russell Bissell (8 Jan 1756–18 Dec 1807), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19243, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .