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Bell, Joseph Harrison
JOSEPH HARRISON BELL, Marshall, Texas.—Was born Jan. 26, 1840, near Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Ga. Enlisted in the Confederate Army June 1, 1861, near Marshall, Texas, and was sworn in June 13, at Dallas, Texas, as private in Company A, Third Texas Cavalry, Ross' Brigade, Jackson's Corps, Johnston's Army. My first Captain was T. W. Winston and my first Colonel was E. Greer. Was wounded in the right breast at the battle of Christanola. Was wounded again in the left leg below the knee at Marietta, Ca. In 1862 was elected Third Sergeant, which office I filled till the close of the war. Was paroled May 13, 1865, near Jackson, Miss., was in the battles of Christanola, Pea Ridge, after which we crossed the Mississippi River. Was in the battles of Corinth, Iuka, Corinth and quite a number of small battles and skirmishes, the dates of which have passed out of my mind. Was in the Georgia campaign, besides several other battles in Mississippi.