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Bell, Lewis C.


Age: 35, credited to Salisbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/27/63, m/i 12/20/63, Pvt, Co. B, 11th VT INF, m/o 2/6/65

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Birth: 11/18/1829, Canada
Death: 12/29/1911

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 39767069


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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The remains of Lewis C. Bell, a former resident of this village, but who has lived in Boston, Mass. the past few years, was brought here by mail train Saturday and taken to the West cemetery for burial. Rev. J. E. Bold of St. Stephens Episcopal church of this village conducted the service at the cemetery.

Mr. Bell was a member of William P. Russell Post No. 89 G. A. R., which was represented by quite a good gathering at the depot and went by team to the cemetery. The bearers were; Charles E. Youtt, Jerome Noland, James M. Tracy, Page Potter, William Cady, and Walter Martin.

The remains were accompanied by his daughter, Miss Millie Bell, his wife not being able to come.

Source: Middlebury Register, Jan. 5, 1912

The remains of Mrs. Lewis C. Bell, who died in her home in South Boston Friday, were brought here on the Mail Train Monday afternoon, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Mille Bell, and were taken for interment in the West cemetery, beside the bodies of her husband and four children, George Bell, John Bell, Charles Bell, and daughter Cora.

The family left Middlebury about 22 years ago, for Boston, since all except Miss Millie Bell has died in that city. Lewis C. Bell, the husband and father, who died last, was a veteran of the war, and a member of Company B., 11th Vermont Infantry volunteers. There is widespread sympathy for Miss Bell, the youngest and only survivor of the family.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Oct. 3, 1912
Courtesy of Deanna French

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