James Franklin Bell

James Franklin Bell

Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, USA
Death 8 Jan 1919 (aged 62)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 1735-A
Memorial ID 6127852 · View Source
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Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Philippine Insurrection as Colonel and commander of the 36th United States Volunteer Infantry regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on September 9, 1899. His citation reads "While in advance of his regiment charged 7 insurgents with his pistol and compelled the surrender of the captain and 2 privates under a close fire from the remaining insurgents concealed in a bamboo thicket". His Medal was awarded to him on December 11, 1899.

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