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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

James Franklin Bell

  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers,
    36th Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 9, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands
While in advance of his regiment, charged seven insurgents with his pistol and compelled the surrender of the captain and two privates under a close fire from the remaining insurgents concealed in a bamboo thicket.
Medal of Honor Recipient James F. Bell
Medal of Honor Recipient James F. Bell
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 11, 1899
  • Born: January 9, 1856, Shelbyville, Shelby County, KY, United States
  • Died: January 8, 1919, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (3-1735-4), Arlington, VA, United States

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