Historical Rosters Database
Robert F. BellRoster ID 998
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1861|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Robert F. Bell, Class of 1861: Born- 1840. Matriculated from New York, NY (father a Virginia native; moved to Richmond in 1861). At VMI 9 months. Military Record: Enlisted 12 October 1861 at "Camp Masked Battery" for one year as Pvt, Company I, 4th Virginia Cavalry. Discharged on surgeon's certificate 16 January 1862. Enlisted 29 March 1862 for was as Pvt, Company K, 1st Virginia Artillery (2nd Company Richmond Howitzers; Capt L.F. Jones's Company) (bounty). Last on roll August 1862. Aide-de-Camp to Brig Gen A.R. Wright summer 1862. Appointed Capt 3 May 1863. Aide-de-Camp to Lt Gen A.P. Hill December 1864. Paroled 24 April 1865 in Richmond as Capt, Aide-de-Camp. Post War Career: Merchant Died- "since 1914"|