Charles H. Bell

Charles H. Bell

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 19 Feb 1875 (aged 76)
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 19568 · View Source
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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.

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