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CMOHS.org - Captain of the Afterguard BELL, GEORGE, U.S. Navy

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BELL, GEORGE

Rank: Captain of the Afterguard
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 12 March 1839, England
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 17
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

Citation: Served as pilot of the U.S.S. Santee when that vessel was engaged in cutting out the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, 7 November 1861, and evinced more coolness, in passing the 4 forts and the rebel steamer General Rusk, than was ever before witnessed by his commanding officer. "Although severely wounded in the encounter, he displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances."