Mustered into service as a Private on July 29, 1861
Buried United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hamilton Co. Indiana
Private Bell was discharged for disability in the winter of 1861. He would again join the Army on February 23rd, 1864 mustering into Company A of the 36th Indiana Infantry. In August of that year he transferred to the 17th Veteran Reserve Corps until his muster out on November 13, 1865.
He filed for and started to receive a pension in 1877.