Bell, James Franklin, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1917-1919, 00GC, Department of the East, Military Division of the Atlantic
Service Years
1878 - 1919


Major General

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Bell, James Franklin, MG.
Contact Info
Home Town
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Last Address
New York, New York

Date of Passing
Jan 08, 1919
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Lot 1735-A

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1899, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1899, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Philippine DepartmentCommand and General Staff College (Faculty Staff)Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  1878-1894, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry
  1894-1898, Department of California
  1899-1903, 00GC, Philippine Department
  1903-1906, Command and General Staff College (Faculty Staff)
  1906-1911, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  1916-1917, 00GC, Department of the West, Military Division of the Pacific
  1917-1919, 00GC, Department of the East, Military Division of the Atlantic
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1899-1899 Philippine - American War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1874-1878, United States Military Academy
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