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F.C. Bell was enlisted by Capt. Banks on May 13, 1862. Sgt. Bell served in Company B, 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry until, through the consolidation of the 21st, 24th and the Hardwick Mounted Rifles, compiled to make the 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry. He was assigned to Company E, of the 7th.

In April 1864 Sgt. Bell was listed as AOL. The duration was from April 18 until April 30th. The 7th was rapidly preparing for a trip to Northern Virginia. He was present through May and part of June. Bell was captured June 11, 1864 during the Battle of Trevillian Station. He was imprisoned first at Fortress Monroe on June 20, 1864. On July 25th he was transferred to Elmira Prison, N.Y.

Bell didn't make it through the horrid conditions of Elmira. He died of typhoid pneumonia October 24, 1864. His effects consisted of one coat and one hat. Sergeant F.C. Bell was buried at Elmira in grave # 769.

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