Henry A Bell

Civil War Veteran interment at the Ten Sleep Cemetery




            Henry A Bellís tombstone shows he was a Private in the 44 Wisconsin Infantry Co. 1.  The Register of Enlistments gives the following information:


            Henry Bell, shoemaker, born in New York, NY, enlisted the 13th of November 1860 at Baltimore, MD at the age of 21 with Lt. Tillinghart.  His personal descriptions says Henry is fair-complexioned with hazel eyes and light hair standing 5í6-1/2Ē .  He was in the 2nd Artillery but discharged July 5, 1864 by re-enlistment at Light House Point, VA as a private.  [This confirms his Infantry service as shown on the grave marker.]


            The 1910 Census says that he lived in Worland, Big Horn County, that he was born in NY 1839, that he shears sheep and is unmarried and at that time he was 71.  His parents were both from Scotland.


            On February 7, 1916 Henry filed for pension from Wyoming.  The application indicates he is an invalid and his fatherís name is Edmund Bell and again, it is verified that Henry A Bell served with the 44th Wisconsin Infantry. The application file No is 1422609.


            On September 9, 1917, the Basin Republican (#15) printed a letter from the    private Secretary for Mr. Mondell [Civil War pensions?] to Mr. Henry A Bell, Tensleep, WY indicating that Mr. Bell had been granted a pension of $13.50 per month from Feb 7, 1916 to March 4, 1916 and $15.50 per month from that date until 1920, when it would be increased to $19.00. 


            Henry Bellís Death was reported in the Worland Grit as 28 Oct 1926.He died in Worland and is buried in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.  Submitted by Faye V Bell, SLC.