Harry Bell (Medal of Honor)

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Harry Bell
Born (1860-09-21)September 21, 1860
Milwaukee Wisconsin
Died November 10, 1938(1938-11-10) (aged 78)
Fort Leavenworth Kansas
Place of burial Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Captain
Unit 36th U.S. Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Philippine–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Harry Bell (September 21, 1860 – November 10, 1938) was a United States Army Captain received the Medal of Honor for actions during October 17, 1899, during the Philippine–American War for leading a charge against a superior number of the enemy.

Captain Bell is buried in the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. His grave can be found in section A, grave 167.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and Organization: Captain, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: Near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, October 17, 1899. Entered Service At: Minneapolis, Minn. Born: September 21, 1860, Milwaukee, Wis. Date of Issue: March 8, 1902.


Led a successful charge against a superior force, capturing and dispersing the enemy and relieving other members of his regiment from a perilous position.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Harry Bell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Harry Bell, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2007.