The Resource Miller G. Bell letter

Miller G. Bell letter

Label
Miller G. Bell letter, 1864 May 3
Title
Miller G. Bell letter
Inclusive dates
1864 May 3
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 3 May 1864, from Miller G. Bell (ca. 1841-1880), Company E, 3rd New Jersey Cavalry, in Washington D.C., to his mother Rebecca T. Bell (b. ca. 1815) of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, sending news about himself and the regiment, including new of family and friends; asking for family news; discussing military life, including having to have his horse shot and being a body guard for General Ambrose Burnside; and speculating on his company's next movements
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Miller G. Bell was born about 1841 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, to James H. Bell (ca. 1813-by 1860) and Rebecca T. Bell (b. ca. 1815). Bell worked as a laborer. He enlisted in Company E, 3rd New Jersey Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to Hunterdon County and resumed working. He and his wife Anna (b. ca. 1846-by 1880) had three daughters. Bell died in Hunterdon County 3 April 1880.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Miller G. Bell letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001692791
Type of unit
p.

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