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Tyree Harris Bell

  • Birth 6 Sep 1815 Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 30 Aug 1902 Sanger, Fresno County, California, USA
  • Burial Sanger, Fresno County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 4520

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. An ardent Confederate supporter, he recruited a company for the 12th Tennessee Infantry in 1861, was elected Captain and soon advanced to Colonel in command of the 12th Tennessee. He led troops at the Battles of Belmont, Shiloh and in the Battle of Richmond. In 1863, he was transferred to cavalry command, in the Armies of West Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Promoted Brigadier General in February 1865, he fought in various Tennessee campaigns until he surrendered his corps at the end of the war. After the Civil War, he moved to Fresno, California and became a farmer.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 11 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4520
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tyree Harris Bell (6 Sep 1815–30 Aug 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4520, citing Bethel Cemetery, Sanger, Fresno County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .