{⋆★⋆} BG Bell, Tyree Harris

Tyree Harris Bell

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Born: September 6, 1815

Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky

Father: Absalom B. Bell 1791 – 1873

Mother: Susan Harris 1792 – 1876

Wife: Mary Ann Walton 1820 – 1881
(Buried: Bethel Cemetery, Sanger, California)​


Private James William Bell 1842 – 1861​
Isaac Thomas Bell 1844 – 1914​
(Buried: Visalia Public Cemetery, Visalia, California)​
Russell Bell 1846 – 1860​
Susan B. Bell Harrell 1848 – 1922​
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, California)​
Sarah Catherine Bell 1850 – 1898​
Cynthia Anne Bell 1852 – 1924​
Josiah Walton Bell 1854 – 1931​
Tyree Alexander Bell 1856 – 1917​
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, California)​
John Richard Bell 1858 – 1911​
(Buried: Academy Cemetery, Clovis, California)​
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Occupation before War:

Planter in Sumner County, Tennessee​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain in 12th Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1863: Colonel of 12th Tennessee Infantry Consolidated Regiment​
1861: Participated in the Battle of Belmont, Missouri​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi​
1863 – 1865: Colonel in the Confederate Army Cavalry​
1864: Wounded in the chest, back and Face at Pulaski, Tennessee
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1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1865: Participated in the Defenses of Georgia, & Alabama​
1865: Participated in the Battle of Selma, Alabama, Surrendering​
1865: Paroled at Gainesville, Alabama (May 10, 1865)​

Occupation after War:

Successful Planter in Fresno County, California, and Civic Leader​

Died: August 30, 1902

Place of Death: New Orleans, Louisiana

Age at time of Death: 86 years old

Burial Place: Bethel Cemetery, Sanger, California
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Sep 15, 2018
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His 12th Tennessee was so depleted that it was merged with the 22nd Tennessee in May of 1862 He led this regiment until it was again merged or consolidated with the 47th Tennessee on October 30, 1862.