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George Bell

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Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Elswick Cemetery Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear, England
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Husband of Sarah Ann Bell

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About George Bell, Medal of Honor

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Citation: Served as pilot of the U.S.S. Santee when that vessel was engaged in cutting out the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, 7 November 1861, and evinced more coolness, in passing the 4 forts and the rebel steamer General Rusk, than was ever before witnessed by his commanding officer. "Although severely wounded in the encounter, he displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances."

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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of England, he served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as a Captain of the Afterguard on board the "USS Santee". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on November 7, 1861. His citation reads "Served as pilot of the U.S.S. Santee when that vessel was engaged in cutting out the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, 7 November 1861, and evinced more coolness, in passing the 4 forts and the rebel steamer General Rusk, than was ever before witnessed by his commanding officer. Although severely wounded in the encounter, he displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances." His Medal was awarded to him on July 10, 1863.

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George Bell, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1839
1839
England, United Kingdom
1917
1917
Age 78
England, United Kingdom
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Elswick Cemetery Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear, England