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This biography is from HEROES OF ALBANY, by Rufus W. Clark, D. D.

Sergt. William Henry Bell
of Bern

William Henry Bell was the only son of Henry and Cornelia Bell, and was born in the town of Bern, March 28th, 1841.

He was an active and cheerful youth, and sustained an excellent moral character. His motives in entering the army were purely patriotic. On the 18th of August, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Thirteenth New York Regiment. He was never in any battle, but faithfully discharged every duty that devolved upon him.

While at Fort Reno he was seized with inflammation of the lungs, and died in one week, on the 15th of March, 1864, aged twenty-three years. Only a short time before his sickness, he had been promoted to the position of Sergeant.

His remains were followed to the grave, in the town of Broome, Schoharie county, by a large number of sympathizing and mourning friends. He was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew him.

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