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BELL, JAMES

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Major General) U.S. Volunteers, 36th Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Philippine Insurrections 1899 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky

Citation

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.