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James B. Bell
Born (1835-08-09)August 9, 1835
Died June 30, 1910(1910-06-30) (aged 74)
Place of birth Branot, Ohio
Buried at Gettysburg, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Ohio Company H, 11th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Missionary Ridge
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant James B. Bell (August 9, 1835 – June 30, 1910) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.[1]

Bell died on June 30, 1910 and is buried in Gettysburg, Ohio.[2]

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Though severely wounded, was first of his regiment on the summit of the ridge, planted his colors inside the enemy's works, and did not leave the field until after he had been wounded 5 times.[3][4]

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