Name - William Adams Bell

WA Bell

Birth Date: 03 Aug 1841

Birth Place: North Carolina

Death Date: 26 Feb 1914

Burial Place: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Little River, Horry Co., S.C.


Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 24 Apr 1861

Discharge Date:

Rank: Corporal

Company and Regiment: Co. C, 18th N.C. Infantry

Military Unit Details: Captain Forney George's Company State Volunteers


Family -

Parents: Mary Adams and John Bell

Wife: Temperance Belinda Lay

Children: Mary Ann, Benjamin Ellis, William Thomas, Oree Jerome, Joseph Lay, Robert Lee, and J.C.


Interesting Facts -

William Adams Bell came to Horry County in 1859 and lived here until he died, except for while in his four years of service in the Civil War. He enlisted at Ft. Caswell and joined Company C, 18th N C Troops and took part in every engagement in which that noted regiment participated. Some of the battles in which he fought were Hanover Junction, the Seven Days Battle before Richmond, Fredericksburg, Harper’s Ferry, Antietam, Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Manassas and Gettysburg. He was in the line of pickets at Chancellorsville when Gen. Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded. In the battle of Gettysburg he was knocked senseless by a flying missile. His comrades retreated and left him for dead but he revived and was captured and taken to Ft. Delaware as a prisoner of war. After the war he came back home to resume his vocation of farming. In 1867 he married Miss Temperance Belinda Lay of Pireway, N.C.
(Horry Herald, March 19, 1914)